Originally Posted by mr.unnatural
If it is recognized by your PC there may still be hope. Get a copy of SpinRite and you may be able to recover enough data for the drive to repair itself under the GSOD. .
Would that be the test for a "dying" drive? The PC bios not able to recognize it?
I ask because I just replaced two smaller drives with one larger because I knew one of them was going. The Linux boot CD was able to identify both once I set the bios to none installed and I did manage to make a back-up image.