Out of curiosity I hooked up the drive in my Dane-Elec Home Media Player (the model is "So Speaky PVR") and to my surprise it was able read the drive! I was even able to play a video file. So...does it still have a chance?
EDIT: After posting this, I tried to do it again with the media player and now it won't recognize the drive.
I tried to plug it in back to the PC, and the same problem happens, just Local Drive F.
Just another bit of info. Even though Windows is listing Local Drive F in My Computer, it doesn't show up in Disk Management.