Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:15 PM
I loaded Windows 7 Ultimate onto my netbook a while ago, and decided that I want to restore it back to factory settings to run Windows XP on it again.
The model is the Asus Eee PC1005HAB. It was purchased earlier this year at Best Buy.
The instruction manual tells me that to do this, I must first disable "Boot Booster" in the BIOS, which I have done.
According to the manual, the next step is to press F9 during bootup. This is supposed to bring up a screen with a check mark button to "start system recovery," but no such screen comes up. Instead, a screen comes up titled "Windows Boot Manager." This screen offers 3 choices"
"to specify an advanced option, press F8"
Tools: Windows Memory Diagnostic
None of the "advanced options" seem to lead to using the partition to restore the computer to factory settings.
I have also tried the advice in the laptop sticky for restoring Asus Laptops:
"hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery"
and that brings up a screen titled "edit windows boot options for Windows 7" and doesn't do anything.
Also, since I disabled "Boot Booster" in the BIOS, Windows 7 has consistently failed to load, even after I enabled the Boot Booster again.
I would try using the Recovery CD, but the netbook has no CD drive and I don't know anyone with an external one. I'd rather avoid paying 50$ for one just to restore my computer to factory settings, if possible.
Thanks ahead of time for your help!