Answer Best answer as chosen by user Hugh_Jim_Bissell
On top of the advise given to you you may want to retry again. Simply, disconnect the 2nd HD(HD 1) and do a complete re-install. Having only the 1 drive, HD 0, format and re-install the OS. Completely format, no quick format either, total wipe clean the old install, don't make the mistake of making a dual OS setup, etc.. Make sure what is present on the HD 0, proceed with install following prompts that provide the install you want. *NOTE* I find it far easier to use some disc wiper that totally removes 100% what data is on the disc making it 100% blank when done. Then, do an OS install, following the prompts then to make the type of disc you want. Once all is done and completed, verify the boot-up and proceed to finish the PC system installs, updates, patches, etc., until done. Review the HD management setup, know how it works. Shutdown and then connect the HD 1(2nd drive) to PC and boot-up. Return to the HD management area and prepare the 2nd HD(physical HD 1) and proceed to format and prepare for use. Once done, if should all be good to go.
Since, these are Seagate drives, the support website(if didn't come with new HDs) has install s/w that prepares the drives in a more user friendly way if you don't readily understand the MS way of doing things. The s/w allows a new user to prepare, install and setup the drives as they wish via some menu selection, yada, yada.
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