I'm trying to re-install Windows 8 on my Asus G46VW. I installed a Crucial SSD on it when I first bought it and installed Windows 8 on it and cleared the 750GB to just use as media storage. I had it running for about 3 weeks with no problem, went on vacation and the first day of vacation, it crashed. I was able to spam F9 on startup and use the Windows automatic repair tools and get it back. Well, about every day I had to repeat the process, usually at night, and most of the time it would work just fine after that. I came home yesterday and I've been trying to reinstall Windows 8 on the SDD for hours and it simply won't let me. I've put Windows 8 on several USB sticks and have tried to boot into them, but continually Windows wants to load the automatic repair. I've ensured about a dozen times that the USB drive is first in the boot order and it still won't let me (I've also disabled quickboot to try to fix the problem.) I even tried Ubuntu on a USB drive and still the same result. I went into the command on the Windows 8 repair section and tried to do a CHKDSK and when I used the List Disk function, only my 750GB HDD (the one that I only use for media storage) is showing. I've also tried refreshing/restoring option, but both times it says that my drive is locked. I've never set a BIOS password for either drive, so I don't know how that could be. So my question is: 1.) What am I doing wrong? 2.) Why isn't my SSD showing under List Disk if that's how the Windows tool is actually running? Any help would be appreciated.