where to purchase asus recovery media

August 11, 2011 at 09:31:37
Specs: XP
I have an Eee PC model 1005HAB just less than 2 yrs old. It is on it's 3rd hard drive. Purchased at a Best Buy. Since it is no longer on manufacturer's warranty, I have to purchase the recovery media so Best Buy geeks squad can install it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it worth it? Or should I forget this netbook? I am under Best Buy's "Black Tie Service" but that does not include obtaining recovery media!

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August 11, 2011 at 10:30:44
where to purchase asus recovery media
From ASUS.

Is it worth it?
Best Buy is never worth it. Unless you want to pay for the privilege of having a sales guy talk down to you, I guess. (But I do that for free.)

Or should I forget this netbook?
Turn on the netbook. At the ASUS splash screen, hold down the F9 key. If you're lucky, that'll start the restore process. (For free!) It won't work if you (or Best Buy) deleted the recovery partition, or there's physical damage to the hardware. But if the hardware's bad, the recovery disk isn't going to help either.

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August 11, 2011 at 12:01:27
Thanks Razor2.3! I've learned the hard way that Best Buy was the Worst Buy! BB has my computer and supposedly they've replaced the hard drive (the 3rd hard drive). I suppose the recovery partition is deleted...Checked around and a friend has the same netbook and has some sort of a support DVD which might be a solution. I'm thinking I'll retrieve my netbook and find someone else to help me. Thanks again.

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August 11, 2011 at 12:25:34
Three hard drives in two years is a lot of HDDs. Either the diagnosis is suspect, the netbook is getting banged around when it's on, or you have the worst luck.

For the first one, I'd suggest finding a reputable laptop repair shop.

If you're moving and shaking with your Eee PC, you might want to get a 160GB solid state drive. A 160GB (the same size as what you have now) costs about as much as a new Eee, but it should eliminate shock-based hard drive death. Or just make sure the netbook's on a stable table when it's on.

For the latter, I suggest you don't go outside in a rainstorm.

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