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Since my new Acer S5-391 was completely filled with bloatware I decided to do a clean Windows 8 install, made a boot USB since it has no DVD drive and booted from it. Since the USB wouldn't boot in UEFI mode (I realized later that I had to turn off security boot, but at this stage I selected Legacy mode instead and went with that as I was unaware of the other option). When I got to the part where you select what partition/HDD you want to install Windows on I deleted all the different partitions except for the partition that was dedicated to the battery reset switch (simulates taking the battery in and out). Unfortunately, I then couldn't install Windows 8 on the harddrive, with various different error messages (some having to do with GPT). I don't know too much about partitions, but I've tried booting GParted on a live usb, but it didn't work either (won't boot in UEFI, but works in Legacy, can't do any partition/HDD changes though). In the end I decided to make an Ubuntu Live DVD, as they come with GParted. I was now able to access the disks, and it seems like the 128 GB SSD is actually two smaller SSDs in Raid (at least it seems like that through GParted). One of the drives had a damaged partition table, so I created a new one (MS DOS), and I'm now trying to install Win8. However, when I get to the point where I should be able to choose what to install it on it says "We couldn't find any drives. To get a storage driver, click Load driver".

What do I do? Do I need to create a GPT partition table instead of MSDOS? Really didn't think it'd be this hard to get rid of all the bloatware.

Thanks for any advice, kind of stuck.

EDIT: Created a new GPT table for both drives, installing Win8 on it now, and hopefully I'll be able to fix Raid 1 afterwards.
Edited by Reactions - 8/1/13 at 12:23pm
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