Fresh Windows 7 Installation Files Will Not Install On Disk 0

We have a dell laptop 6500 with two solid state disks, which have not been formated, show only unallocated space. When do a fresh installation from cd (win 7 64-bit), then a 100 mb boot partition is created on disk 0 and the windows files are installed on disk 1.

So the results look like this:
Disk 0: 100 mb boot partition 256 gb unallocated space
Disk 1: drive c: 0 gb unallocated space.

Whats going on here why are the windows files not installed on disk 0.

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