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Atmo! Is this HDD Fried?

So my gf's sister fried her laptop somehow, I don't know the story. Vista Home Premium, I don't know more than that. I was able to boot ubuntu using a liveCD and copy all the vital files (pics, etc) to an external HDD. Vista would hang literally 20-30 seconds after booting no matter what mode (regular, safe, safe with net, etc). I tried to format the HDD and itgot just far enough to get rid of the boot portion of windows.

I have tried dban and also killdisk to wipe the drive and start over, but they do nothing.

Is the HDD dead or is there some other program I need to try first?
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