Solved How to factory restore eee 901XP without disk

June 9, 2015 at 02:22:49
Specs: Windows XP
I want to restore my eee 901 XP to its factory condition but do not have a CD recovery disk. Pressing F9 when switch on doesn't work (boot boost is disabled).

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#1
June 9, 2015 at 02:30:24
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The factory reset key must be pressed and held down as soon as you turn the netbook on. If you press it too late it won't work.
Some BIOS features such as the 'Boot Booster' apply only to certain models in the 901 range.
For some more information go here on Eee 901xp factory reset
Hope it helps

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#2
June 9, 2015 at 15:32:20
Are you also aware that the factory restore/reset routine will erase "all" your personal files in the process?

So if there's anything on the drive you'd like to preserve/save... then first copy it to external storage . typically to DVD but an external hard drive too is nice(r).

Verify the copies are accessible on at least one other working system (if possible). Then you can set about the factory restore/reset knowing "your" personal files are safe elsewhere. Those files can be copied back later the the hard drive.

And develop the habit of "regularly" copying personal files to external storage; just incase something goes amiss/wrong with the system at any time... and you're unable to access/save those files... Regularly check the copies are OK; updating as necessary.


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#3
June 10, 2015 at 01:39:46
Thank you. I have tried doing this but without success so far. As the device still works for my purposes, I don't think I will worry too much about doing a factory reset. I have ordered extra memory which should enable the software I want to use to run more easily

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#4
June 10, 2015 at 01:42:00
Sounds a bit complicated but as the device does run but slowly, i have ordered extra memory as I only use this device for a limited purpose and extra memory should help.

Thanks for your help.


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#5
June 10, 2015 at 01:44:32
Thanks for this. Yes I am aware I would lose all data and do regularly back up files eleswhere. I only use this device as a secondary to other devices so probably wont bother now about doing a factory reset as it sems to be quite a hassle.
The device does run but slowly so i have ordered extra memory as I only use this device for a limited purpose and extra memory should help.

Thanks for your help.


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#6
June 10, 2015 at 04:43:09
Slow running - especially at boot up and often with apps running "can" be due to a seriously junked up drive. Have you run the disk cleaner app - part of XP?

If not the perhaps do so; and then empty the recycle bin and defrag the drive.


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#7
June 10, 2015 at 05:25:20
Yes - thanks - have done this which helps until it gets bunged up again!

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#8
June 10, 2015 at 09:32:34
mmm - house keeping/cleaning is an endless task...

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