Secondary drive not showing up in windows explorer

I have a hard drive I pulled out of my dad's cpu. His OS got corrupted some how and windows won't repair or reinstall leaving his system dead. I wanted to connect the drive in question to my system to run chkdsk and or reformat the drive. I get it connected to my system, it shows up in the bios and in device manager under disk drives. It does not show up in windows explorer or disk management. Any ideas? It does show as functioning prorperly in device manager. I'm just trying to figure out if the drive is still good or if he needs to toss it.

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  1. I had a similar problem.

    Go into Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management. Right-click on the old hard drive; can you assign a drive letter to it or format it? If not, do you have Norton products installed on your computer?

    Another way to run tests on your hard drive is to create an Ultimate Boot CD. It contains a bunch of hard disk tools that you can use to test your hard drive.

    Good luck!
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