To run a Hard Drive Diagnostic on a HP Labtop, you need to enter the BIOS Setup, perform the following steps:
1. Shutdown and reboot the computer
2. Press F10 on start-up or the when the HP log shows up before the OS starts.
3. Go to Diagnostics > System Diagnostics menu > Hard Disk Test
4. Choose Start Hard Drive test
The HDD will be tested and the results will be displayed.