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  Topic : [Sharing]Restoring 1005HA to factory condition(including recovery partition & boot booster!) without usb dvd drive New Topic
Essenmacher
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Posted:10/19/2009 4:19:00 AM # 1
This thread is listed in the Elite Posts.
This took me a weekend to figure out, so I thought I'd share my adventures.

Scenario:
For whatever reason, you deleted the recovery partition from your 1005HA and are now regretting it. The DVD recovery solution requires a USB optical drive, which you don't have.

Required:
  • A 2nd PC with a DVD reader
  • USB flash drive (1GB min) & 2nd USB storage device (4GB min)
  • 7zip (or your favorite .iso extraction software)
  • PEtoUSB
  • Ubuntu NBR (or any NTFS-capable *nix distro that boots from USB)
Steps:
  1. Using your second PC, use 7zip to extract the contents of WINPE.ISO to a folder on your hard drive. For this example this folder will be C:\PE
  2. Edit the file C:\PE\I386\SYSTEM32\WINPESHL.INI:
    ------------------------------
    [launchApp]
    AppPath=x:\EPCRecover.exe
    ------------------------------
    ...change this to...
    ------------------------------
    [launchApp]
    AppPath=x:\GHOST32.EXE
    ------------------------------

  3. Use PEtoUSB to write a bootable USB drive. If running PEtoUSB on Vista or later, be sure to run it in admin mode or it won't recognize your flash drive.
    1. Check 'USB Removable' and select your flash drive.
    2. Check 'Enable Disk Format'
    3. Source Path To Built BartPE/WinPE Files: C:\PE
    4. Check 'Enable File Copy' and select 'Overwrite Always'
  4. Copy \Recovery\envir.GHO and \Recovery\ENVIR.CMD from the recovery DVD to the root of your newly-formatted USB drive.
  5. PEtoUSB will have formatted your flash drive to FAT FS. It needs to be converted to NTFS. In windows, you can do this from the command line.
    >convert e: /fs:ntfs
    //where 'e' is your flash drive letter
  6. Disable BootBooster on your 1005HA. (F2 on boot to disable it in the BIOS menu)
  7. Boot your 1005HA from your flash drive by repeated pressing the ESC key on boot. If all goes well, Norton Ghost will launch. Copy to disk, from image. Select envir.GHO as the image. This step will repartition your 1005A and set up your recovery partition (with the exception of copying the .GHO image). We'll need to boot into a temporary OS to copy the files.
  8. Boot your 1005HA into any NTFS-capable *nix distro bootable from USB. I used Ubuntu NBR. You should be able to mount the recovery partition (labeled 'PE').
  9. On your second PC, copy the contents of the \Recovery folder from the recovery DVD to a second USB storage drive (needs to be at least 4GB)
  10. Copy the contents of the \Recovery folder from second USB storage drive to the root of the PE partition. (EEE-ENG.gho, ENVIR.CMD, and envir.GHO should all be in the root)
  11. Restart your 1005HA and enjoy :-)

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DrZ
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Posted:10/19/2009 4:21:00 AM # 2
Good post.  Will throw a few elite points your way.

Best Regards,
DrZ

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Borovic
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Posted:10/22/2009 9:44:00 PM # 3
Hello,

why don´t you your the ASUS-way (on ASUS-page) to create a USB-Boot recovery stick?
Much faster, much easier, most simple!!  ..if it works


Kind regards
DB

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Demidov
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Posted:10/24/2009 1:18:00 AM # 4
Hi, can you help me? i can't find the usb-boot recovery download page... can you send me this link, please :)))

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Borovic
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Posted:10/26/2009 10:57:00 PM # 5
Hello,

of course I can.
But please note that this is the German site:
http://www.asustreiber.de/faq/50-eeepc-faq/106-eeepc-recovery-4g701

Maybe you will finde a site in Englisch.. or you speak German

regards
DB


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Wathey
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Posted:10/27/2009 11:06:00 AM # 6
Can you explain the steps 8 and 9 please? To me it seems as if I need a 3rd usb device to do boot Ubuntu NBR.

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Demidov
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Posted:10/27/2009 2:43:00 PM # 7
Thanks a lot... can somebody upload the file "EEEPC-ENG.gho" from "Recovery" directory of recovery disk? :)))) for exmaple Wathey from Canada :))

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Wathey
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Posted:10/28/2009 5:26:00 AM # 8
That file is a little over 3.5GB big. I dont't think I know of an upload site that allows uploads that large. If I did I would gladly upload for you.

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Austen
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Posted:11/5/2009 1:05:00 PM # 9
Don't suppose you know how to get the winxp that comes with the 1005HA onto a virtualbox within UNR

Ta
Steven Austen

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wyki
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Posted:1/26/2010 1:03:00 AM # 10
EeePC Recovery 4G/701 PDF Drucken E-Mail
Written by: Kurim   
Tuesday 13 Januar 2009 09:59 Clock

 

There are two ways in which EeePC 4G perform recovery.

1. Recovery via DVD

2. Recovery via USB


Recovery via DVD

  1. Just download the image downloaded from the website
    http://www.asustreiber.de/downloads/file/845-2008-09-10_11-39_de_p701_linux_1-6-1-61-a5
     
  2. Burn it with the help of for example Nero on DVD
    nero

     
  3. Then put the newly burned DVD of them in their external drive and booting
    (To do this you press ESC when the EeePC logo to access the boot menu).

 

Recovery via USB
 

  1. Just download the image downloaded from the website
    http://www.asustreiber.de/downloads/file/845-2008-09-10_11-39_de_p701_linux_1-6-1-61-a5

     
  2. Burn it with the help of for example Nero on DVD
    nero

     
  3. Insert the DVD into your PC and start the

    ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/EeePC/EeePC4G (701) / BootTool_XP_071011.zipfaq

  4. Selects Image-Date EeePC on the flash drive to copy and make bootable.

    faq_2

  5. Then we can recover done directly with the created USB Flash Drive
    (To do this you press ESC when EeePC logo and then select USB stick).

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