I have asked if someone else can step in.
HOWEVER, re the original hard drive not showing in disk management is it shown in device manager OR if not is it shown in BIOS
Re the HWinfo and the RAID, my error read, I read it as, HWInfo reported the setup as RAID - not simply RAID capability
also notice that according to HWINFO64 this thing appears to be set up for RAID
Re the wireless connection, I suggest you go back to the link in post 7 and proceed step by step
When you have to manually connect, do you then have to type in the wireless access key.
Also go Control panel, admin tools, services and check that WLAN auto config is set automatic
If it is not stop the service, if it is running, change start type to automatic.
Start the service., also checking dependencies
Method 1: Make sure if the WLAN AutoConfig service is set to automatic.
1. Control Panel, admin tools, services
2. Scroll down to the WLAN AutoConfig service, right click on it and select Properties
3. Click on General tab, select Automatic for startup type.
4. Click on Dependences tab and make sure that all the dependences services are set to Automatic. Then click on OK button.
REBOOT AND TEST AGAIN please if it still requires manual start, if so see below
Also check that you do not have the wireless adapter set allow computer to turn off power to this device AND that you do not have look for other networks checked
Edited by Macboatmaster, 05 March 2013 - 07:59 PM.