Hi Eejay Angel,
The cheapest solution might be to see if a knowledgeable friend is willing to add your HDD to his or her computer temporarily and then connect your laptop via a network.
Another possibility would be an external SATA enclosure (I assume your HDD is an SATA model) such this one
from Dabs. I've no idea if it would work (the enclosure may not recognise the disk formatting) but at that price it might be worth a punt if there's no other option.
BTW, Gordon won't exactly get rich on that purchase but don't forget that CameraLabs (not me) earns a small commission if you start your purchase from this page
rather than the direct link I just supplied.