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Recovery to Factory Specs Issue - Windows will now not Boot

By schmigal ·
Hi All, My daughters ASUS K52F needed to be rebuilt to factoy specs. (I have done this before on an ACER and a GATEWAY without issues.)

I started the restore and loaded each of the 4 disks when requested and it made it to 100% and I pressed on finish when requested and the computer restarted itself but then did not do anything but load the black screen with the ASUS logo.

I must have missed a step but I do not know what that is.

Has anyone else had this issue or know what I need to do now to get windows to boot/load?

I can see on the hard drive the 3 partitions (Recovery, Main and an "X"). So I feel that the needed files are there.

I think the problem is that the bios needs to be set back to boot from the hard drive, I have gone ito the BIOS on several computers as well as this one before but now for some reason I am not able to make it work to get into the BIOS to change the boot oder. I think that woild solve my issue if I could get in. I have pressed the F2 key many times when the bios xcreen dispalys, I have even tried the delete key like others have mentioned. Does anyone know what I need to do to get into the BIOS? BTW: when I did the recovery using the disks IN wa able to get in then and was able to set it to the DVD for the restore.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.

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maybe the new partition needs to be set as active

by markp24 In reply to Recovery to Factory Specs ...

you may want to confirm the OS partition that was just restred is set to "active" , you can do this using fdisk or a linux boot disk and gparted. Or any bood disk with drive partiton utilities

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Hold F2

by robo_dev In reply to Recovery to Factory Specs ...

Hold, not press F2

Unplug any extra devices, especially USB devices as the PC may be trying to boot from them.

I would do a factory-reset of the BIOS, and also upgrade the BIOS.

Sometimes there could be a hardware fault causing this, like if the hard drive was on the way out or the system is overheating.

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I know this may sound stupid

by OH Smeg In reply to Recovery to Factory Specs ...

But did you remove the last of the Recovery Set from the Optical Drive?

If you didn't open the DVD Drive and remove the Disc and then try to boot again.

If there is no Disc in the Optical Drive rerun the Recover process again.

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