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Asus Eee Pc 900 wont boot. no CD ROM comes with this computer

Asus Eee Pc 900 wont boot. there is no CD ROM in this computer but yet it comes with a support DVD (A473) I assume I need to reformat this computer but how would I?

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  • infimious Oct 02, 2009

    I dont have an external dvd drive or CD ROM . I have linux UBUNTU and windows xp and windows vista

  • infimious Oct 02, 2009

    I do have a spare DVD ROM its supposed to be internal i could possibly somehow make it external ? lol i dont know

  • infimious Oct 02, 2009

    if bios you mean press F2 in setup, then yes im not sure what bios is lol...but anyways what happens is the computer when turned on the main screen turns on an it says ASUS big letters...goes to next screen atheros boot agentpress shift + F8
    then goes to another screen in about 3 seconds

    Intel UNDI. PXE-2.1 (build 002_ Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    For Atheros L2 PCIE Fast Ethernet Controller V1.0.20.20 (2007/11/28)

    CLIENT MAC ADD (shows mac addy)
    check your cable status
    PXE-M0F: Exiting Iner PXE ROM

    Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press key

  • madcat1990 May 11, 2010

    Does it boot at all? (Does the bios appear?)

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    You have to connect an external DVD drive, via a USB cable. Do you have Linux or Windows XP?



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You have a usb port on your laptop if yes boot your system to format from pendrive go these site for more information

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Hi, my asus eee pc 900 don't want to come on.

Probably it is because some system files imperative for proper start up of the computer have been corrupt. Firstly, try to press F8 when booting the computer. This will give you an option to choose a repair section of your computer. Choose to repair and the computer will try to solve the start-up problems of your laptop. If that fails, put the Original CD (Recovery CD) or the Operating Sytem that your computer uses, then boot the computer while pressig F2 or Del to enter into the system BIOS for you computer. Then in the system BIOS look for "booting order" or "boot sequence" then set the CD-ROM to be the first on the list. Then press F10 to save and exit the system BIOS. This will let the computer to boot from the CD and the CD will give youan option to repair the system from its files (located on the CD). When the Repair is done, remove the CD and try to boot your laptop normaly. This will solve you out of that...
If this one fails, then you have to use a CD called Error Rescue Disk (ERD) which contails alot of Diagnostic tools. Boot with the CD, let the CD finish to load. It has an interface like that of windows and you just go to "start" and go to administrative tools and you will be given a list of options on how you want to repair your compter. Obviously, you will need to choose start-up repair. This would help i guess

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systems32 is part of operating system. and your computer is corrupted. Only solution is to reformat your computer by installing fresh operating system. Don't worry, you can borrow from any of your friend his EXTERNAL CDROM or DVD DRIVE to reformat your computer.

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My computer is assus Eee pc 900, after I turn off hard disk in cmos , it always ask to for boot disk. now I can't log to cmos even I press F2 but it doesn't work. how to log to cmos ?

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Have you tried booting safe mode? If you boot safe mode and cannot get rid of the virus, you NEED an external cd rom or a USB jump drive so you can boot from it and use something like ERD Commander, Hiren Boot USB, etc.
Or open the eee pc and remove the SATA hard drive and connect it ot another computer and run the virus scan, remove the virus and put it in again.
I hope this helps.

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Unable to reboot my netbook to remove a virus and to be able to download an antivirus on internet i have a Asus eee pc 900 with Windows XP and no cd rom

Download anti-virus tools to a USB memory-stick, using a "trusted" computer, and then connect the memory-stick to your computer. Restart your computer, and choose Safe Mode. You'll be able to access the files on the memory-stick.

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HI I Trying to restore my ASUS EEE PC 900. It has no CD drive. I tried doing the F9 option but it does not seem to work. It keeps bringing me to the black screen where it says safe mode, start windows...

Method 1 :
  Installed Operating system with an external usb CD or DVD Rom drive.Set your laptop to boot from USB CD ROM in your BIOS.

Method 2 :
  Yoou need an PC with windows server 2000/2003 with RIS (Remote Installation server Set up plus DHCP (Dynamic Host configuration protocol) server ).Change your laptop BIOS Boot setting to boot from Network and installed as if you are installing through  normal procedure.

For more information on setting up RIS Server and DHCP.

here is the link

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Asus eee pc 900 /windows/system32/config/system

2 problems, your using a netbook that doesnt have an optical drive (cd/dvd) and you need a windows cd.
I dont think there is anything you can do until you call your retailer and request a copy of windows cd.
After that you can do a windows repair. Use the link below to see you options for accessing the cd once you have it.

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