Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:00 PM
Hi Hamlius, thanks for responding.
The machine is an Asus Eee model 1005HAB.
There is no error message at that point. I need to elaborate further;
When powering up, I see a screen that announces the bios revision, and that gives options to enter setup. I am unable to enter setup. Tapping F2 (or any other key) does nothing. After a moment I see
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (BUILD 082)
Copyright © 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v188.8.131.52..."
After a moment I see
"CLIENT MAC ADDR: 90 E6 BA 68 0C DB GUID: 80AA4063-681C-4681-2484-90E6BA680CDB DHCP..."
After a moment
"PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxy DHCP offers were received.
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
When doing a factory restore with the supplied boot disk, it finishes and simply reports that the restore was successful.
When doing an image restore from Acronis True Image, it performs the restore and reports that it was successful. It shows a graph describing the C: drive and the restore partition, but when I reboot we go back to the routine described above.
I inserted a win XP install ISO and it would not work because "Setup cannot detect a hard disk. Press F3 to reboot"
I hope any of this makes sense. The reason I tried the install ISO is because I wanted to try to repair the MBR, but setup would not go that far.