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I just set up my new computer. Built it from scratch. This is my second machine I built so it's not a hobby I'm very proficient at yet.

I have a 60gb SSD and a 1.5 TB HD

In bios I set up my SSD over my HDD. It registered in bios then. Not sure if I was supposed to do anything else while in bios.

When I downloaded windows 7. The OS asked me what HD to use. My HDD was labeled sata0 and my SSD was labeled sata1. I wanted to make the SSD my boot drive so I chose SSD. Windows finished installing and I was about to install drivers and saw that under my computer I only have drive C, my SSD. I don't see my big HDD anywhere. What did I mess up?

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My HDD is a Samsung 154UI 1.5 TB –  Johnnytorrance Oct 21 '10 at 23:14
    
Where did you download Windows 7 from? –  Jakub Konecki Oct 21 '10 at 23:39

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If the disk is in your device manager all you need to do is go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management find your disk and make sure it is it has a "Healthy Active Primary Partition" and not "Unallocated". Make it active and/or format it if it reads "Unallocated". Remember if you choose to format you will be erasing all data on the disk.

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If the disk is in your device manager all you need to do is go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. check if it has a letter e.g (G:) etc.

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