|Your best bet is to run diagnostics on the hard drive, that way you can test the controller as well. You can get the model from the BIOS, and from, depending on the manufacturer can find diagnostic software. Moving the hard drive to alternate hardware wont tell you if its good or not, and wont boot because Windows doesn't allow that. So you would need the EXACT same laptop, that was fully functional to test a hard drive swap.|
What exactly is happening when you boot up? Do you get an error when you try to boot into Windows?