can't see original hard drive

Hi, I had a 1TB hard drive with windows 7 installed, I got a new SSD drive and installed windows 8.1 in it, and formated the 1TB hard drive to delete the Windows I have my windows 8 running in the SSD but I can't see the 1TB drive in My Computer, I need to use that for my games, help plz
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More about original hard drive
  1. Is it showing in drive management in your control panel?
  2. Right click on the start button and go to disk management. See if your 1TB drive is present. If so, create a new partition as necessary.
  3. I couldn't see it there either
  4. This may seem silly, but make sure the cabling is connected securely between the drive and motherboard. If it is, try it in a different SATA slot.
  5. I didn't right click the start button yet, my last reply was to the guy who asked if I checked in control panel, and I couldn't see from there in the device management... But I will try right clicking start button and check disk management tonight, I am at work now so can't do it right now
  6. Best answer
    I said drive management, but should have said disk management. You don't want the device manager - if you open Windows explorer, right-click on "Computer" and select "Manage". That will open up your Computer Management menu. On the left, you'll see a heading labelled "Storage" and under that "Disk Management". Left-click on that and it will show you what drives are hooked up and available for management. Your HDD should be there but without a drive letter assigned. You can assign it a drive letter as well as setting up partitions, etc.
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