So I did a complete new install of Win8 Pro with hardware that all works. However, when I go to Computer my secondary drive (where I store all my photos, music, etc.) is not displayed. If I open my main drive under properties, I can see the secondary drive under some of those options. The secondary drive shows up on the BIOS. It showed up when I installed Win8, but it cannot be found now.
That may not help, as the chipset drivers are likely from Intel (assuming you have an Intel chipset based motherboard, which won't help if the drive is indeed connected to an integrated third party controller). Post the manufacturer and model of your board so we can locate the correct drivers.