Lost factory partitons, reinstalled windows 8 and 200mb left. Tags: Hard Drives Storage Laptops Windows 8 Windows 7 Asus SSD Last response: August 16, 2013 11:49 PM in Storage Share Jcarzee August 16, 2013 7:35:01 PM Big long story here, I'll start with my Laptop. Asus S550CB WIndows 8 64bit 8 GB RAM 24gb SSD 1TB Hard drive Got a new laptop, windows 8 pre installed, upgraded to 8.1 preview, nothing worked, hated it, expired, had no windows 8.0 to restore to. I looked up my laptop found it supported windows 7. (It didn't and i was wrong) Was installing windows 7, at the start it couldnt use any drive because of GPT. Used Gparted to Creat MS-DOS partition, destroyed all factory partitons. WIndows 7 worked. no drivers tho of course. I was stuck. Used Gparted to delete everything again Installed windows 8 onto 24gb SSD. I tried installing 56 updates, stopped halfway. I had 200mb left on SSD. Before all this, I believe my ssd shared partitions or something with my 1tb hard drive. Only Windows 8, my 8gb ram page file and these updates. With Gparted how can manually change it back so the hdd shares a partiton or two with my ssd? Many Thanks, James Also (Don't want to send it to get factory image reloaded on it, I'm not sure if i voided it. Also don't really have money for a new bigger ssd) More about : lost factory partitons reinstalled windows 200mb left Reply to Jcarzee USAFRet a c 285 G Storage a b D Laptop a b * Windows 8 a b $ Windows 7 a b Ĉ ASUS August 16, 2013 7:46:06 PM Quote:Installed windows 8 onto 24gb SSD. Why, in the name of FSM, would you consider doing that? That 24GB SSD was meant to be a cache for the larger HDD. It is in no way large enough for a full Windows install. How to fix? Have a set of the original Restore disks and install from that. Failing that, get another set from the manufacturer. Reply to USAFRet Jcarzee August 16, 2013 11:49:36 PM USAFRet said:Quote:Installed windows 8 onto 24gb SSD. Why, in the name of FSM, would you consider doing that? That 24GB SSD was meant to be a cache for the larger HDD. It is in no way large enough for a full Windows install. How to fix? Have a set of the original Restore disks and install from that. Failing that, get another set from the manufacturer. So would i be able to change the ssd back to being a cache? Didn't get a restore disk. Reply to Jcarzee Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumReinstall Windows 8 with Lost Disk More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !