Hard drive bad?

Hello,
just wanting to know if there is a way to tell if a hard drive is bad. already removed it from computer and was gonna buy a external HD case to hook up to my laptop so i could get some stuff off of it. didnt want to spend $60 on the case and the HD be bad
thanks RC
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  1. Are you noticing any symptoms with that drive? What is making you think the drive is bad?
  2. does the BIOS recognize the drive?

    if so, go the hard drive manufacturer website and download their diagnostic software and test it
  3. The_Prophecy said:
    Are you noticing any symptoms with that drive? What is making you think the drive is bad?

    computer will not even boot up or show anything on monitor. it will turn on but thats it. have to unplug to turn off. was just trying to get some things off of HD if it was ok.
  4. Emerald said:
    does the BIOS recognize the drive?

    if so, go the hard drive manufacturer website and download their diagnostic software and test it


    computer will not even boot up or show anything on monitor. it will turn on but thats it. have to unplug to turn off. was just trying to get some things off of HD if it was ok.
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