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try fdisk /dev/hdc
hdc1 is the first partition of that drive, not the device. You have to mount the device.
To "see" the Windows drive and be able to mount it, you'll have to add it to /etc/fstab.
Open the file with your favorite editor and add a line to refer to the partition. Sorry, but the only way I know to have it properly mounted and available is to reboot when you're done. I know there is a way to do it without rebooting, but I haven't needed to read that much. Try this:
Make a "mountpoint" in /mnt, say, /mnt/win
Open /etc/fstab with your favorite editor.
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/win ntfs users,ro 0 0
If fat32, replace ntfs with vfat.
Should work. After this, we'll work on getting Windows from the bootprompt, if you want.
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Try turning off plug and play in your BIOS and see if that helps. BTW, I have a similar drive. Looks like the same modelling, different size. Mine had some kind of Ontrack boot software on it and it was a real bitch to get rid of. Once I succeeded in overwriting it, I got a decent drive out of the deal.