Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:56 PM
Thank you Louis
I would like to option 2, but Windows doesn't see the old drive when booted into windows. So I can't get access to it, there are no option to change anything about the drive in the Computer Management console. It worked before I changed the boot order in the BIOS when I switched the DVD to boot first. The BIOS has no way to add a new drive, As I said above the new SSD boots OS on startup, if I use the BIOS BOOT MANAGER I can boot to the OS on it (both are Win 7) the OEM drive that is the secondary drive has three partitions RECOVERY, OS, DATA in the BIOS the DATA partition shows up, I can access the DATA drive in Windows Explorer, Computer Management console, and the BIOS. But I can't access or save anything to that drive when Booting into the OS on the SSD. I'm going to call ASUS on Monday and see if they can help, there is no documentation on the BIOS, along with quite a few bricked systems from flashing to the new BIOS update. The person I'm doing this for want to be able to keep only the OS and a very few programs on the SSD (even though it is 230GB) and put everything else on the standard HDD), they would like to keep it with the factory settings in case they have problems with the SSD drive. I have only done one other win 7 with duel drives and it was only a data drive so no need to do a couple of the things they want. If you have any other pointers or info that would be great. I think that you have helped me out with something before Louis, it's been awhile though. If this doesn't make sense let me know I tried to type it as clear as I could. I wish I could bring the system home to work on it but they want it done at their house which adds to the frustration.