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Help with SSD

by iAutomatik / March 22, 2011 6:03 AM PDT

So I jsut built my computer have it up and running and windows on ym SSD, but thats all I want on it for now. I cant find my normal HDD anywhere to install things to any help?

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Say the problem again?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 22, 2011 6:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Help with SSD

All I see is you have ym(?) SSD with Windows installed and 'up and running', and you can't find your HDD.

Where did you last see it?


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by iAutomatik / March 22, 2011 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Say the problem again?

Sorry I'm typing fast. I put windows on my SSD and it worked. After I got windows up and running and wanted to install some games the only hard drive I could find was the SSD not my 1.5 TB HDD for everything but windowns. No option to install to it.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 22, 2011 6:14 AM PDT
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Does the BIOS show it?
Does Disk Management show it?

It's quite OK that there's no option to install it. Installing a disk is a hardware only operation. However, initialising and partitioning and formatting are software operations. That's what we use Disk Management for. That's why I asked my 2 questions above.


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I can see it in the BIOS
by iAutomatik / March 22, 2011 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: HDD

It is in the BIOS and says 1.5 TB and everything I just cant find it when I'm actually in windows and want to install something.

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Re: disk
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 22, 2011 6:26 AM PDT
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I got it
by iAutomatik / March 22, 2011 6:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: disk

Thnaks for going through with me but I got it now. Just had to run diskmgmt.msc and set it up Silly Noob mistake.

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(NT) Glad I could help.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 22, 2011 6:40 AM PDT
In reply to: I got it
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