Disk Managment does not recognize hard drive

I am having a bit of a problem with my second internal hard drive, i have connected it and everything, device manager recognized, but neither windows explorer or disk management see it. When i populate it in the device manager, it shows it as offline, even though i set it online twice in command prompt.
Another thing, whenever i start up, my computer shows an error: "SMART something-or-other has detected a serious problem with your hard drive. Please save all data and contact help desk".
I am running xp professional on a Dell DHM.

Can anybody help me?
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    Even though I have no idea about your computer problem, you'd better back up your data well before you take any measure in case of data loss.

    There is nothing important on the original hard drive, in fact I was going to format it if I can get my second one working.
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