Unfortunately, my dog knocked my laptop off of my bedside stand and it will not boot up; however, I was able to remove the hard drive and attach it to a desktop and access all of my files. My question is if I bought another hard drive exactly like the other one, would there be any problems with me cloning it since the old one does not boot up? If it's doable, does anyone have any tips on cloning hard drives? I don't have an operating system disk, so I am hoping I wouldn't need one. I am fairly good with computers, but this is new to me and I don't want to buy another hard drive if it's going to be a waste of time.
If it helps any, I ran the internal diagnostic tests and the short test (dst, I think it's called) failed.
Thanks in advance for any info!