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Help! How can I restore my netbook to factory (no disk drive)

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
November 24, 2011 5:27:00 PM

I have an Asus EEE PC 1201PN. I'm trying to sell it but I need to return the netbook to factory settings which I can't figure out how to do. I'v tried putting it into google but I only come up with answers to similar eee pc netbooks which I have tried to no avail.

When I press F9 on startup, I have the following 2 options:

Choose an operating system to start, or press tab to select a tool: Windows 7
To specifity an advanced option for this choice, press F8

Tools: Windows memory diagnostic

Choosing Windows 7 just boots up my computer so I press F8 for the advanced options which gives me the following:
-Repair your computer
-Safe Mode
-Safe Mode with Networking
-Safe Mode with Command Prompt
-Enable Boot Logging
-Enable low-resoultion video
-Last known good configuration (advanced)
-Directory Services Restore Mode
-Debugging Mode
-Disable automatic restart on system failure
-Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
-Start Windows Normally

I figure it'd be under Repair your computer so I press that and I come to the following choices:
-Startup Repair
-System Restore
-System Image Recovery
-Windows Memory Diagnostic
-Command Prompt

I choose system restore but there's no option to return it to factory defaults. I have several restore points but they only date back a month and I'v had the netbook for over a year.

Please help, I'm not sure what to do.
November 24, 2011 7:06:03 PM

I think you need to use the system image recovery option , not system restore
November 24, 2011 7:11:08 PM

I tried that as well and it didn't find any images.
November 24, 2011 7:18:04 PM

I think I found a solution; format the hard drive and do a fresh windows 7 install from a usb drive and use the key on the bottom of my netbook to activate windows.
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