Can't see HDD after installing Windows on SSD

So I have 2 drives, a 1TB HDD and a 250GB SSD, I wanted to move things from my HDD to my SSD and use the HDD for my games and other stuff, but now I can't see the other drive whilst I'm booted in the SSD, I can't see it in device manager or disk manager. If I unplug the SSD I can boot into the HDD just fine though
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  1. Sounds like the boot sector is still on the HDD. It never got cloned to the SSD. What did you use to clone the HDD to the SSD?
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  2. clutchc said:
    Sounds like the boot sector is still on the HDD. It never got cloned to the SSD. What did you use to clone the HDD to the SSD?


    I didnt end up cloning the drive, i straight up just installed windows onto the ssd
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  3. Did you unplug the other hdd first?? Sometimes having more than 1 hdd connected when you install windows, files can end up on the other hdd
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  4. Did you unplug the HDD when you installed Windows on the SSD? If not, then your boot files are on the HDD.
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  5. bluecalex said:
    clutchc said:
    Sounds like the boot sector is still on the HDD. It never got cloned to the SSD. What did you use to clone the HDD to the SSD?


    I didnt end up cloning the drive, i straight up just installed windows onto the ssd


    As the others stated, you probably still have the boot sector on the HDD if you left it plugged in during the Win installation. Weird, but that happens sometimes if the HDD has another win installation on it.
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  6. clutchc said:
    bluecalex said:
    clutchc said:
    Sounds like the boot sector is still on the HDD. It never got cloned to the SSD. What did you use to clone the HDD to the SSD?


    I didnt end up cloning the drive, i straight up just installed windows onto the ssd


    As the others stated, you probably still have the boot sector on the HDD if you left it plugged in during the Win installation. Weird, but that happens sometimes if the HDD has another win installation on it.


    Thats probably what it is, so if i delete the boot sector from the HDD i should see it when its plugged in with my SSD right? How would I delete the boot sector from the HDD
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  7. Unplug the HDD. re-install Windows with just the ssd. The plug the HDD back in and delete the boot partition from the HDD.

    Windows will put the boot partition on a HDD if it sees one, so you gave to remove the HDD during install
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  8. +1^
    You can go to disk management and see if there is a hidden partition you can delete. But I doubt that will contain the boot sector. Best to do as suggested; do a clean install of Win on the SSD with the HDD's data cable unplugged until you have completed the Win installation.
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  9. clutchc said:
    +1^
    You can go to disk management and see if there is a hidden partition you can delete. But I doubt that will contain the boot sector. Best to do as suggested; do a clean install of Win on the SSD with the HDD's data cable unplugged until you have completed the Win installation.


    The Sata cable for the HDD was unplugged when i installed windows onto the SSD, here are the partitions for the HDD

    https://gyazo.com/29091be03ed8a9272c342147fdc47077
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