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I'm really confused here about something in disk management.

I took a 250 gig drive out, and then reinstalled windows. No other drives were connected except my ssd, and I deleted both the system reserved and main partitions, so the mbr should have been erased.

But, when I look in disk management, it sees the 250 gig drive as failed, but it has not been connected during this windows install at all. How does windows still have info about this drive's existence?
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If you didn't do a reformat, the new install saw what was left and thinks it's still thee.
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The old install's partition was erased, and it was formatted.
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Windows 8.1 Pro 27" LED Cinema + 27" Auria 2560x1440 Mionix Zibal 60 Corsair ax1200i 
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