I'll be back from vacation sometime tomorrow, at which point I will be able to have access to my computer. In the meantime, this is what I can tell you.
a.) Yes, I can boot into Windows with no problems.
b.) Within Windows, I am able to view both of these hard drives with no problem. As expected, I am (rightly) not able to access or view properties of my Linux partitions, although they are visible.
I cannot view the attributes of this hda drive in Linux for the reason that it is NOT detected in Linux, thus the reason for me posting this thread. Perhaps you were trying to suggest that I change the view properties of my file folders in which case, it sounds like it is worth a shot.
When I get home I will check out your suggestions. In the meantime, let me know what you think about what I've told you so far.