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I am having some difficulties.

I just install a new ssd into my desktop and move my old sata drive to be 2nd.

I boot my computer and install windows 7 home premium on my new ssd.

Please note the 2nd hdd still have windows 7 install on it. I was thinking of reformatting it to just store my work projects.

The issue is I cannot see it, when windows starts even in disk manager.

The only place I see it, is in my bios.

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Ensure that the second SATA channel is enabled in the BIOS; if it's not, the disk will probably show up in the BIOS as connected, but won't be exposed to the OS, which is pretty much exactly what you're seeing.

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I am in the BIOS, not sure where i can find that setting. –  CF-Slayer Mar 21 '13 at 0:03
    
I see SATA Port work from port 0-3 and its enabled –  CF-Slayer Mar 21 '13 at 0:08
    
In that case I'd try it on a different SATA channel, or connect it to a USB-to-SATA adapter and see whether it shows up that way. –  Aaron Miller Mar 21 '13 at 13:48
    
It was AHCI causing Havoc. My CD player dose not show up when its enabled and when its disabled my hdd is acting up. –  CF-Slayer Mar 26 '13 at 17:02
    
Windows AHCI support still isn't all it could be, I suppose. Glad you found the culprit. –  Aaron Miller Mar 26 '13 at 17:10
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