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My HD caviar wd 500GB starts it's functon test then switches off. The front light comes on for about half a second, then all stops.

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Does he makes any sound (ticking)... while running?

dos it appear in the cmos setup under the first option?

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Is the "dead" hard drive 80GB? or 500GB?
I presume you set up this hard drive as the second hard drive, or as an external drive. You can do these:
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Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management (please run as administrator; right click it), Disk Management. Is this hard drive info exist in this screen? If it is, then the hard drive is not dead.
Click on the hard drive info, right click, and you can do some actions (format, expand the volume, assign a drive letter, etc.)
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