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First off I want to say thank you to all the amazing forum members that pushed me to build on my own instead of getting a prebuilt. It's really a rewarding feeling when it's all said and done. Now on the the issue:

I'm using a SSD as my primary and another HDD as well. When I installed windows it asked me wether I wanted to install the OS to either the 120gbSSD or the 1TB HDD. I installed it to the SSD and now when I go to the computer options the HDD isn't showing as an available drive. Why is this? How do I fix it?
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Right click computer in the start menu and click manage. Click disk management on the left pane. In the middle you should be able to see the disks now (Disk 0, Disk 1, CD-ROM 0, etc). Your hard drive is probably unpartitioned space. (I'm presuming this is a new drive) To format it, right click the free space, click format and make sure it is set to ntfs, then format it, doing a quick format if you can. You should be able to use it now.

Just don't format the SSD.
     
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Right click computer in the start menu and click manage. Click disk management on the left pane. In the middle you should be able to see the disks now (Disk 0, Disk 1, CD-ROM 0, etc). Your hard drive is probably unpartitioned space. (I'm presuming this is a new drive) To format it, right click the free space, click format and make sure it is set to ntfs, then format it, doing a quick format if you can. You should be able to use it now.
Just don't format the SSD.

yes what this guy said. It is unpartitioned and you have to partition it.


Also, congrats on the new build! you should put all your stuff in the Rig builder and show it off:D thumb.gif
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Thanks guys. As far as drivers go, do I just need to install everything on the disc that came with my motherboard? If not, what else/where else do I get the necessary drivers from?
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You can either use the one that came from the disk or look through your motherboards manufacturer and download it from there to get the latest drivers if you want.
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