Hp Laptop Stopped Working, Hard Drive Error

It was working fine and when i turned it on the screen wouldn't come up. I was finally able to get an error message that said the hard drive needs to be replaced. My hp laptop is only a year old. I want to know how much it would cost also if i could just buy a portable external hard drive for it, if that would help.

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