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Asus EEE PC Recovery File

By jeffreyalejo ·
Recently, I encountered a problem with my Asus EEE PC. I used the Recovery File within the Hard Disk by pressing F9 on the boot process, and I successfully restored my EEE PC to factory default.

Now, what if my Hard Disk crashed/failed? There is no way I can copy the Recovery File if that happens.

The unit comes with a support CD with the Drivers and Softwares. I also found out that there is a folder named "Recovery" in the support CD.

Is that folder named "Recovery" contains the recovery files that is the same with the Recovery File in the Hard Disk?

Thanks in advance!

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You can boot from the CD and find out.

by seanferd In reply to Asus EEE PC Recovery File

Or look at your documentation for both a description of the recovery CD, and whether you also have the option of creating recovery CDs from the current installation.

Don't know what your model or OS is, but read this, especially #7:
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?board_id=20&model=Eee+PC+1005PE&id=20100429010016296&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

But since you have the CD or DVD, that should be the recovery disk.

http://www.google.com/search?q=EEE+PC+Recovery+Disk
http://www.google.com/search?q=create+EEE+PC+Recovery+disk

A quick skim shows that some of these come with recovery disks, but regardless, you can always create a disk or flash drive for recovery.

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by jeffreyalejo In reply to You can boot from the CD ...

I'll try to boot the support CD to figure out if it has the recovery file similar with the recovery file in the hard disk. I'll also try to copy it on a USB stick based on the links you provided.

Thank you very much!

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Copying the Recovery Program from the supplied DVD disc to USB Flash Drive

by Bill_M. In reply to Asus EEE PC Recovery File

I don't think copying the supplied Recovery Program from the supplied DVD disc to USB Flash Drive will do. I've already tried that and it still asked me to insert the DVD disc which I can't as I don't have an external DVD drive. I copied the contents from the DVD disc to a USB flash drive by making an ISO image of it and transferred it to USB Flash Drive using an PowerISO (you may also use the free IMGBurn or Daemon Tools Lite). It booted alright and that the process of recovery will finish but it didn't. Read this especially my post at #10:
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20100212055633187&board_id=20&model=Eee+PC+1005HAB&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

And while you are still able to access your recovery program in the hidden partition of your hard drive using F9, I suggest that you back up that hidden partition and the last partition which is 16MB in size and contains the Boot Booster program which skips the BIOS screen and shaves about 5 secs in boot up time. If that recovery program gets corrupted or erased, you won't be able to restore it using the recovery disc. You will be forced to use the recovery disc everytime you need to restore your computer to factory defaults. Read this especially my post at #11:
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&id=20100212055633187&board_id=20&model=Eee%20PC%201005HAB&page=2&count=11

You may backup those two partitions (first and last) to an external USB hard drive using Norton Ghost or the free Easeus ToDo Backup Home Edition:
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

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Recovery Program in hidden partition not same as Recovery Program in disc

by Bill_M. In reply to Asus EEE PC Recovery File

I can't recall the difference exactly between the two but I'm pretty sure that they are not the same. Some examples are the bloatware called Boingo WiFi and other Asus applications.

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