I am running an Acer Aspire ... how do I check my BIOS to see if my hard drive is working? I say this because recently my computer gives me "Disk read error" and I want to see if my hardd drive still works. Thank you.
The best way to do this is to read the SMART data from your HDD to see whats wrong with it. This link provides a good explanation on the SMART technology. If you have access to your OS, you can use many programs to read SMART data, like HD Tune.