Having problems with your ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook ?

I have an asus eeepc 900 which installed and ran XP well but it became much slower so I tried to reinstall fresh and it would not allow xp to format the drive have tried 7 and same problem its a 20 gig one any suggestions


Answers :

What error did it have? exactly.

The slowness would have been a lot easier to fix using a few fixit tools such as HiJackThis and a few others. Now you have to start all over and install Windows and all your programs, updates and drivers.

Try an alternate boot disk to check the condition of your hard drive.
Have a local computer guy help out a bit and follow these steps.

Download the UBCDWin program.
Use the downloaded ISO file to create a boot CD.
Use ImgBurn to burn the CD.
Then use an external USB CD player and your new boot CD to startup the computer.
After UBCD starts check your hard drive condition (this is called SMART data) using the program on the UBCD desktop called HDTune.
That will read if the disk itself is ok. If it has ANY reallocated sectors then the disk is not good.

If you don't have a USB CD drive to boot from you can still boot up but you'd need to make a USB flash drive bootable first.
The free program called USB UNetbootin is pretty useful for that.
It will erase the flash drive so clear it off first of course.

You may have to tell your BIOS to boot from a USB drive, rather than CD first or the internal HD first. My Asus EeePC 1000H boots fine using any of these methods. Although accessing the BIOS was a pain at first. I had to look up how to get into the BIOS. I think hold down ESC or F2 while booting. But look up your model specifically.
I had to try 10 times to find the right key, then I could access the BIOS and check all the settings.

You could also burn a copy of the "Secured2k BootCD" from
http://community.mcafee.com/thread/6923
The CD image contains a small copy of Windows used for doing repairs.
With that CD you can boot up the computer, use your regular Ethernet connection to get on the Internet, and then turn on the free TeamViewer remote program that is included on the CD. When it connects it will show an ID number, then call a smart computer guy, give them that number, and ask them to use Teamviewer on his end to connect to your PC and help you. He can then check out the health of your hard drive over the Internet, and they can do that from home.
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