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2nd HDD not showing up after fresh Install of Win 8.1

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    2nd HDD not showing up after fresh Install of Win 8.1


    I had to disconnect the 2nd HDD in my laptop in order to successfully do a fresh install of Windows 8.1
    Now that I'm up and running, and I've reconnected the drive and closed my laptop, I dont see the drive appearing in the window tree, nor in the Device Manager under Disk Drives! It was working fine before I reinstalled Windows... (it sits in a HDD caddy where the optical drive used to be).

    Can anyone provide some starting points to resolve this issue please?

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    Never mind guys... I realized I should have reconnected it BEFORE installing all my drivers. I installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers, rebooted, and voila. Back in business!
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Thanks for sharing that with us, the information you provided may help others.
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2nd HDD not showing up after fresh Install of Win 8.1
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