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Beshears
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Posted:1/27/2010 10:09:00 AM # 1
I'm trying to use the System Recovery function mentioned in the manual to restore the 1201N to factory configuration because I need to return it. I've tried several times to get to System Recovery by pressing F9 during bootup but I never get to it. Instead I see the Windows boot menu. I have turned off Boot Booster in the BIOS but this does not help. Can anyone help me with accessing the System Recovery function? Thanks!

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DrZ
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Posted:1/27/2010 10:17:00 AM # 2

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Author: Beshears Posted: 1/27/2010 10:09:00 AM

I'm trying to use the System Recovery function mentioned in the manual to restore the 1201N to factory configuration because I need to return it. I've tried several times to get to System Recovery by pressing F9 during bootup but I never get to it. Instead I see the Windows boot menu. I have turned off Boot Booster in the BIOS but this does not help. Can anyone help me with accessing the System Recovery function? Thanks!


Shut down your machine.  Press the power button and immediately start TAPPING the F9 key.  If it still does not see the F9 key... then shut down the machine again.  Press the power button and immediately start tapping the F2 key to go into your BIOS.  Arrow to the boot page of the BIOS and down arrow to boot booster and press enter.  Select disable and press enter.  Press F10 to save BIOS changes and your machine will start to reboot again.  Immediately start tapping the F9 key as before.  It should come up with your recovery menu.

Let us know.
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DrZ

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Beshears
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Posted:1/27/2010 10:23:00 AM # 3
Thanks DrZ, will try and advise.

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Posted:1/27/2010 3:58:00 PM # 4

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Author: Beshears Posted: 1/27/2010 10:09:00 AM

I'm trying to use the System Recovery function mentioned in the manual to restore the 1201N to factory configuration because I need to return it. I've tried several times to get to System Recovery by pressing F9 during bootup but I never get to it. Instead I see the Windows boot menu. I have turned off Boot Booster in the BIOS but this does not help. Can anyone help me with accessing the System Recovery function? Thanks!

Did you by chance reformat the HD during your brief tenure with the 1201N?

If you installed 64-bit OS, something silly like that, and didn't choose to install the OS on the active partition and instead reformatted the HD and *then* installed things over a clean HD, *you will not **HAVE** an F9 partition anymore*...you will have wiped it out.

If that is the problem, you still have hope...remember that System Recovery Disk that came with the computer? Use that instead to bring it to OEM factory settings once again. If you don't know how to do that with an external optical drive, or if you don't have an external optical drive, please post back here and we'll figure something out!

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Posted:1/28/2010 1:22:00 AM # 5
Well, it turned out to be a case of operator error...I was pushing F9 and seeing the "Windows is loading files" dialog start, and thought that the system was going on into Windows 7. I would turn off power before it finished and did not realize that it was indeed loading the system recovery. I tried again today and when I let it go ahead with loading, it did show "Windows is loading files" and then brought up the recovery screen. Guess I should have been more patient... Thanks for the advice. Great community here!

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Posted:1/28/2010 1:51:00 AM # 6
Been there...done that....got and threw away the T-Shirt. 

Please stay around to learn and to assist others.

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DrZ

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Posted:9/29/2010 11:01:00 PM # 7
Sorry if this is the wrong forum, please advise of correct one.

Upon initial startup of my new eeePC 1015PED netbook, I mistakenly clicked "German" in the first screen for language.  Setup will not let me go back to choose a different language.  The rest of the setup instructions are (surprise!) in German.  I'm stuck.

Should I stumble my way through the rest of startup?  I understand Windows 7 Starter will not allow me to change the language.

Should I do a system restore from F9?

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Posted:4/22/2011 12:28:00 PM # 8

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Author: drc77 Posted: 1/27/2010 3:58:00 PM


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Author: Beshears Posted: 1/27/2010 10:09:00 AM

I'm trying to use the System Recovery function mentioned in the manual to restore the 1201N to factory configuration because I need to return it. I've tried several times to get to System Recovery by pressing F9 during bootup but I never get to it. Instead I see the Windows boot menu. I have turned off Boot Booster in the BIOS but this does not help. Can anyone help me with accessing the System Recovery function? Thanks!

Did you by chance reformat the HD during your brief tenure with the 1201N?

If you installed 64-bit OS, something silly like that, and didn't choose to install the OS on the active partition and instead reformatted the HD and *then* installed things over a clean HD, *you will not **HAVE** an F9 partition anymore*...you will have wiped it out.

If that is the problem, you still have hope...remember that System Recovery Disk that came with the computer? Use that instead to bring it to OEM factory settings once again. If you don't know how to do that with an external optical drive, or if you don't have an external optical drive, please post back here and we'll figure something out!

Hi I have an Asus 1201n and I tried to upgrade to Ultimate still 32bit, but I think it was a virus I do not have an external cd tray but I do have the disk provided. I turned off the bootbooster and still get no option. I think the recovery partition got deleted. How do I use the disk without a disk tray? Thanks!!! PLEASE HELP!!

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Posted:5/2/2011 11:57:00 AM # 9
I have an eee PC 1000HE which has been stricken quite ill with a particularly nasty virus. So, I'm attempting to restore to factory defaults. I have disabled the Boot Booster in the F2 Setup Menu. I also have disabled quiet boot. So when I press F9, I am getting visual feedback that it is beginning the Restore process. However, what happens next is that it begins Windows. And I log in with my name. And it's just plain old normal windows. I have checked, and it appears that the PE partition is still intact. Is there any reason why the restore fails to load the restore program?

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Posted:6/12/2011 10:33:00 PM # 10

Hi!

I have this issue at the moment... I have formatted my hardrive previously and need to re-install windows but can not reach the recovery page.

 

The recovery disk only came in USB format (no disk drives on the R101)... can I change the bios setting to install the external disk first amd then change back?

I am in Sth America right now and there are no service locations nearby.

Pls Help!!!

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