There is one other way to access system restore.
Using a friend's computer, you will need to create a Windows 7 Repair Disk
(CD); same Windows version (i.e. Home Premium) and x86 or x64 bits as your Asus. Following the directions below, you will format a USB flash drive to make it bootable, copy the files from the Repair CD to the flash drive, and then boot your Asus computer from USB.
Navigate to this link: Windows Secrets - Rescue Windows with a bootable flash drive
By Lincoln Spector on July 8, 2010.
Running System Restore from a Repair CD via USB Flash Drive
- Arrow down the page to Build the Windows 7 System Repair undisc
- Follow the instructions to create a repair disc using your laptop. You will need a blank, recordable CD.
- If successful, run the commands to create the bootable USB flash drive.
- Unhide hidden files/folders.
- Copy the contents from the repair disc, to the USB flash drive.
- Insert the USB flash drive into the ailing computer and power on.
- Boot from the flash drive by pressing the F8 key and selecting the USB drive.
- If F8 doesn't work, you will need to enter Bios Setup and change the boot.
- If you are prompted to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... do so.
- On the first screen, select your language/keyboard and then press Next.
- You may or may not have to select your User Profile and enter your password.
- Sometimes Administrator is shown by default. Arrow down and select your user profile.
- On the next screen, you should see Windows 7 operating system. Click Next to continue.
- The Recovery System Options menu will appear. Select System Restore.
- Choose a restore point to before you made start-up deletions