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Does eee pc 1005 model with XP has hidden partition for system recovery to factory setting? If yes, how can I access it. I have lost the original recovery disk, which came with the system and present OS got corrupted.

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No sorry you will have to get a replacement disk or install another version off flash drive or dvd drive.

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No the hidden partions rely on the main partion to have some files still intact to complete a repair of the operating sytem then restores the files back to thair factory settings, to put xp back on you will need the factory recovery cd or dvd. If you buy a copy of xp and install it then ust eht recovery it should restore it to factory with drivers as well.

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Easiest and best way is to recover using the factory image on hidden partition of the Eee PC 900.
Recover System from Hidden Partition:
1. Less process required than using Recovery CD.
2. Faster speed. Entire process can be done in 15 minutes.
3. Ease of Use. No need for optical drive or CD.
How to Recover System from Hidden Paritition?
1. Switch on the notebook. Press [F9] when ASUS logo appeared.
2. Select "Recover"choice. This is also identical to the interface from Recovery CD.
3. Confirm whether to "Recover". Must click "Y"three times to proceed with recovering.
4. After the actions are confirmed, the system will begin "Recover"
5. When Recover process complete, reboot system by holding down Ctrl + Alt + Del keys at once.
6. Microsoft Logo will appear followed by the Windows XP - User Registration Page.

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factory settings could mean performing a system restore to a previous state of the OS. I'll try to explain how you can perform each one of these methods in the article below.
Restore Factory Settings - System Restore System Restore is the in-built tool of Windows XP and Windows Vista that allows you to roll back the registry to a previous state. Note that it only "restores" previous settings for the registry and Windows system files.
You can use system restore to get rid of spyware, but if system restore does not fix your problem, you'll have to resort to either a clean install of the OS or using your recovery CD/DVDs.
You can read my previous post on how to restore your computer using the System Restore feature. If system restore is disabled, you can read my post on how to enable system restore again.
Restore Factory Settings - Recovery CD/DVDs Most computers come with either a recovery CD/DVD or a recovery partition that is hidden on the computer. This is true for most HP and Dell machines now these days.
If you have one of these, you can access the recovery from within Windows or during startup.
For HP, you can go to Start, All Programs, HP Tools, and then choose HP PC System Recovery.
You can also press the F10 key multiple times during bootup to get access to the recovery console in case Windows is not loading properly.
On Dells, you can access the recovery partition by pressing Ctrl + F11 immediately after the machine is turned on.
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Restore Factory Settings - Clean Install XP Your last and final option for restoring XP to factory settings is to perform a clean install. This requires having the CD/DVD for the OS. If you only have a hidden recovery partition, you will not be able to perform a clean install.
A clean install basically consists of booting from the original XP CD, deleting all partitions, recreating new partitions, and then installing Windows XP from CD.
It's a fairly straight-forward process and you can read this excellent tutorial for step by step instructions. Again, it's important to note that you will lose all your data in this process.

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ACPI Multiprocessor PC is trying to install on my friend's computer. It started ocurring after she did system recover. It looks like she now has two hard drives -- one fat32 (?) and the regular drive c. At...

YES, do let it install !

ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

This is a firmware interface in BIOS, that allows operating systems to call BIOS routines for managing power related
system hardware parameters:

1) CPU mode (Sn states): Run, Suspend, Sleep, hibernate ...

2) CPU Voltage and frequency

3) Fan speed... etc....


Multi-processor PC, means that the firmware has detected a
multi processor system or is confused by the hardware. There
are several conditions that cause this interpretation:

a) A genuine multi-CPU Board with 2 or 4 CPU sockets.

b) A multi-core, single CPU, such as the new Intel
CORE-2 DUO series...

c) Interleaved RAM on a single CPU, with dual buses.

This is OK, and nothing to worry about.


The ACPI interface is very advanced and complex, about 3500
pages of engineering specifications, and most P'sC only use
a very tiny sub-set of its capability.

The ground level ACPI settings and options are contained within
the system BIOS. The best solution is to set them to their
default settings, unless you know what all the settings mean.

To access the BIOS settings, on most PC's:
Press DEL or F1 right after the POST/memory test.

Depending on the BIOS settings, the operating system's HAL
(Hardware Abstraction Layer) may need to install additional
interface and control drivers.

On a desktop, these so called "GREEN" power saving features
are a horrible pain in the neck. and I would disable them all
together, unless you pay $20,000 per months for your

On a laptop, however, these drivers are fairly important to
significantly extend your battery life, so you should enable

If the computer was restored to factory condition, by pressing
a magic "blue" button, these drivers are part of the original factory installation and should be installed, just let the PC recursively do its thing, until it calms down.


Most name brand manufactures provide a hidden partition on
the hard driver, typically a FAT-32, which contains a complete
set of recovery files, unique to the PC model and all the features
it supports.

This restore partition is most often formatted as FAT-32,
because FAT can be accessed using primitive BIOS calls
while NTFS cannot:

1) FAT16 = Original DOS, support drives < 2GB only.

2) FAT32 = Extended FAT-16, for larger drives.

3) NTFS = Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista only.
Cannot be accessed before Windows is running.

The manufacturer then provides a boot/ BIOS hook,
activated by their MAGIC or BLUE button, which in turn
un-hides this restore partition, loads Windows PE
(a special pre-install/ repair version of windows),
and then loads the recovery program.


In any event, you need to let the installation/ restore process
finish, including the ACPI install.

After several annoying re-boot cycles, this process will (should)
restore the PC to original factory conditions.

Factory restoration is, however, a very drastic and destructive process. All your settings are lost and (depending on the particular system) sometimes your data as well. I should
be avoided like a biker on a bad day.

It is a good idea to back-up everything possible, before taking such a drastic step, and I prefer to use an external USB drive for doing this. Also this step should only be used as a last resort.


However, in your case, all the DRASTIC and LOSSY part has
happened already, so you have no choice but to proceed and
let it finish. Once the restoration is complete, the FAT-32
partition should disappear, that is it will be hidden again.

Do not damage this partitions, unless you own a set of factory
repair CD's !!!

It is also a good idea to request the FACTORY repair CD's for
your machine from the manufacturer and keep them in a safe

Once you have the recovery CD's, you can delete the hidden
recovery partition, and use the recovered space for more
useful things, such as data or applications.

To do this, you need a partition manager tool, such a Norton's
Partition Magic or Acronis tools. Norton's bought the original
tool from Power Quest, and royally phluquified it, so I much
prefer Acronis these days.


Also after you PC is fully restored, go into the power settings
in the control panel (or via the screen saver settings) and
configure the ACPI as you wish. But you must install it first.

Hope this answers all your questions,
please rate my answers.


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