HD shows in BIOs, Device Mgr; not in My Computer or Disk Mgmt.

By wmfagan ·
I have a Gateway Pentium 4 (2GHz) running Windows XP. The sole HD in the system was a Western Digital WD400BB (40GB) that came as original equipment. Yesterday during boot, the system showed it was missing a .DLL file; at the time I just turned it off, intending to deal with it later.
Today, when I started boot up, I got a "Media Test Failed; Check Cable" message, and the system halted. After running some tests found on Computerhope.com, I put a new drive (Maxtor 80GB) in the system and installed with XP, and the new drive works fine.
In an attempt to see if I could retrieve any data off the old drive, I put it back into the system, on the same IDE cable as the master, and with the new drive jumpered to master and the old one jumpered to slave. The new drive is in the end position on the IDE cable, and the old drive is on the second position.
When I boot, the old drive shows up in the BIOS and in device manager (where it is indicated to be working properly). It does not, however, show up in My Computer, nor in the Disk Management extension under Computer Management. I've set the Top View to Volume List, and the Bottom to Graphical, and have ReScaned the Disks, with no luck.
Any thoughts or suggestions?


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