Checking to see if HD is still alive.
I need to check and see if an HD I pulled from an Emachine's desktop (That's been fried) is still working, because I NEED to get some stuff off there, (Like, the Last Will And Testament of my deceased uncle). My questions are: If I put it into a much less powerful computer, will something bad happen? I.E. explosions, implosions, fragments of metal into face, etc, etc. I worry, because from what very little I know of BIOS, doesn't it mean that it'll try to run the specs for the EMachine's desktop? My second question is: In the event nothing explodes, how do I tell the HD's working? Because it won't boot anything I'm sure, since the specs are so different.
Thanks in advance guys