Success! (I think)
I have been wanting to crack into this netbook for a while now to upgrade the HDD and memory (Acers are a pain in the butt to open properly), so I went ahead and opened it up, removed the HDD and put it in my rig; Cleaned the drive with diskpart, put it back in the netbook and now everything seems to be running smoothly with the win8 install.
I guess when I last formatted the drive something was not done right which was preventing win8 to recognize the drive.
So now I get to finally play tonight, and I am leaving it parally opened so that I can go laptop drive (or SSD
) hunting soon and see if I can get any 'performance' out of the little thing (or at least better battery life or more space).
Thanks for the help alpha!