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SATA 120GB HDD with SATA card shows in Boot but can't use it

SATA 120GB HDD with SATA card shows in Boot but can't use it
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LucFCommented:
Hi sendtojp,

What do you mean with "can't use it"
What are you trying to do?
Have you created partitions on the disk yet? Formatted it?
Do you want to install windows on it (in this case, press F6 at the beginning of the installation and insert the disk that came with the controller card)

Greetings,

LucF
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sendtojpAuthor Commented:
Sorry it's late!
The SATA controler is under the Device Manager.  no software came with the drive to fdisk it.  I just hooked it up as a second drive.
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sendtojpAuthor Commented:
And ran the Silicon Image disk for the controller.  I also misplaced that disk.
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sendtojpAuthor Commented:
The card that is.
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LucFCommented:
>>The SATA controler is under the Device Manager.<<
Ok, so you're just trying to add a disk to an existing installation.

Please check Disk management (Right-click "My computer" => "Manage" => "Storage" => "Disk management"
Does the disk show up there?
If yes, right-click it and choose "create partition" and let it create a partition. Afterwards, format the partition and assign a drive letter.
Then you should be fine.

LucF
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f-kingCommented:
What operating system are you running there
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