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Provided the drive is seen in the system BIOS, just missing in the OS, this should resolve:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/en-us

If the drive is not seen in the BIOS, and it is removable, remove and reseat the drive. If still not seen, try another drive, if still not seen in BIOS, a Motherboard is a likely replacement.

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