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oninbarruga
04-04-2017, 07:16 PM
my laptop stop booting and turned into black.. when i go to the store where i bought it they send it to asus as per them.. after few days told me that the two 750gb each sshd was damaged and need replacement

question # 1 is it ok if i just buy one 512gb ssd and one 1tb sshd? does it have any effect combining two different type of hard drives?


question # 2 how about my operating system? if i need to reinstall it, im a bit noob forgot to make a recovery drive whew.. can someone tell me how to recover the operating system 25 product key? i took a photo of my coputer and it shows that my windows was activated but shows 20 product key only.. can i really retrieve my old one?

Clintlgm
04-05-2017, 03:20 AM
Question #1, I think your notebook came with 2 mSATA drives in RAID Port 0 and one Regular hard drive Port 1. Look into to this as I remember it the G750 were the only ones with the Port 0 set up this way? If it actually has two 750GB hard drives you can put any 2.5" hard drives or SSD you want too.
Question 2 your notebook came with Windows 8 if it boots at all you can use a program called Showkeyplus (https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/2577-showkeyplus.html) to extract your key

oninbarruga
04-05-2017, 01:36 PM
Question #1, I think your notebook came with 2 mSATA drives in RAID Port 0 and one Regular hard drive Port 1. Look into to this as I remember it the G750 were the only ones with the Port 0 set up this way? If it actually has two 750GB hard drives you can put any 2.5" hard drives or SSD you want too.
Question 2 your notebook came with Windows 8 if it boots at all you can use a program called Showkeyplus (https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/2577-showkeyplus.html) to extract your key

ill try replacing the hard drives maybe one ssd for the booting drive and one hdd for the saved ones. hopefully i can recover the product key of my operating system

coz as far as i know which im not a computer literate if i replace my hard drives i cant recover the activated windows that is included with my laptop. and i dnt really have the 25product key dats the problem

Clintlgm
04-05-2017, 02:28 PM
Yes you would have to extract while in windows as far as I know!! If you current Hard drive/SSD what ever it is still works you can clone or Image it, Clone straight over to new drive from old drive Image create a Image of the entire disk and restore that image to your new drive. I use Macrium Reflect Free for these operations. You'll have to read through GPSDX install thread (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)) to get how to do it all UEFI which is how you notebook came from the factory. Here is another Thread that might be of some help to you https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?83713-G750-G751-G752-Series-Useful-Threads and this one. If you can't sort out what to do from these threads your probably better off having someone that does understand what needs to be done handle it for you.

Before you can do anyting you need to figure out what your Port 0 set up is. like I said some G759 came with 2 128GB in raid zero I guess the plan was to make them faster. I don't remember what the adapters set up was but as I remember it, it was propriority not a normal 2.5" drive set up. Yours may not or may be I have no Idea. I don't remember any G750 that came with 2 750GB in RAID Mode Someone migh have done this on there own Still the C:\ Partition can be copied and partitions for UEFI can be created on a new single SSD or Hard drive. and made bootable some knowledge is required to do this GPSDX explains that all very well in his threads. Again like I said if you don't get it, your probably better off having it done by someone that does understand what is required.

One other thing, if you sent to Asus Repair they should have sent you back a working notebook? unless you declined the repairs they offered you? If not then PM cl-albert or bhaz perhaps they can help you with the Service Repair situation?