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bk T
18-06-2010, 09:23 PM
How do I recover this Eee PC to factory defaults? He has misplaced the recovery DVD.

I have tried the following: 1. disabled Boot Booster in BIOS, saved settings and reboot.

2. Pressed F9 repeatedly after turning ON the ON switch which is supposed to bring up the recovery dialogue box but nothing happens.


I can't loads Windows now. Tried save mode to no avail.

What shall I do other than :badpc: ?

Can I load an ordinary Win XP to it?

pcuser42
18-06-2010, 09:24 PM
Can I load an ordinary Win XP to it?

Yes.

Agent_24
18-06-2010, 10:33 PM
You will need a USB CD\DVD drive or convert a CD to bootable flash drive etc

somebody
18-06-2010, 10:35 PM
What model do you have? The EeePC 701 has a "reset" button on the bottom which triggers a factory restore.

KarameaDave
18-06-2010, 10:57 PM
Linux runs beautifully on them...

Agent_24
19-06-2010, 12:33 AM
Linux runs beautifully on them...

It runs pretty well but I wouldn't say beautifully.

The problem is most distros seem targeted to the 900 series and higher, the 701 has really only Leeenux specifically for it.

Leeenux does run well but there are a few bugs, and you also get issues with some windows being cut off because of the small resolution.

Obviously you can use the Asus distro but I didn't like it much. I can put up with the bugs.

pcuser42
19-06-2010, 08:19 AM
What model do you have? The EeePC 701 has a "reset" button on the bottom which triggers a factory restore.

Pretty sure it's the same as an ordinary reset button on a desktop. I had to use it when XP locked up.

bk T
19-06-2010, 10:23 AM
What model do you have? The EeePC 701 has a "reset" button on the bottom which triggers a factory restore.

It's a 901 little toy.

No. Can't find any reset button.

Tried to install XP HOme from a USB flash drive but sadly, it doesn't accept the CD Key from the COA sticker.

feersumendjinn
19-06-2010, 10:45 AM
XPH OEM?

bk T
19-06-2010, 10:47 AM
XPH OEM?
yes

somebody
19-06-2010, 10:59 AM
Pretty sure it's the same as an ordinary reset button on a desktop. I had to use it when XP locked up.

When I had mine, if you held it down for a few seconds, would bring up the System Restore utility.

bk T
19-06-2010, 11:54 AM
...The EeePC 701 has a "reset" button on the bottom which triggers a factory restore.

Are you referring to the tiny pin-hole at the bottom? Just downloaded the user manual and it indicated that this is the 'reset button'.

This 'reset button' is covered by the Windows COA sticker! LOL If this is the one, will try it later.

somebody
19-06-2010, 12:51 PM
Are you referring to the tiny pin-hole at the bottom? Just downloaded the user manual and it indicated that this is the 'reset button'.

This 'reset button' is covered by the Windows COA sticker! LOL If this is the one, will try it later.

Yes - I don't know if it behaves the same with a Windows version of the Eee PC, so use at your own risk, especially since your model is different to the one I had.

Agent_24
19-06-2010, 04:59 PM
On mine that button is just a power reset button, in case the OS locks up or something.

It won't initiate the restore process.