You will have do the Windows 8 upgrade again. There's a jdebug1 port on the motherboard, I was thinking maybe I could setup a jtag cable and flash the bios again but that won't remove the cmos settings anywayand I don't know the pinout for this jdebug port. Press the Enter key, then turn the option to Disabled to disable it. Step 5: The system will reboot automatically and boot from the device in step 4. But anyways this problem in the end ended up being both Windows 8. Backup your computer before you continue! I had written down the Windows 8.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. I have an odd problem with an Asus X401A. I also removed the memory module and inserted the original one. I have been testing the problem and I got it to work one more time in many attempts. Backup your computer before you continue! This safe mode is generally best for troubleshooting and virus removals.
Because this is important and would save you a lot of trouble. Backup your computer before you continue! But the fun didnt stop there. . It supports the x86 and x64 platforms and all the Microsoft Windows 8 editions 8 and 8. Disk is lock probably by some unknown virus or malware.
I want to replace windows with Ubuntu 12. Notes Thanks to spe2d for this tip. I've read all the topics I can find on the topic of installing on this particular machine to no avail. Since doing so I find that I am unable to reload Windows 8. Not the answer you're looking for? No matter what key you hit, the laptop boots right into Windows 8.
Does anybody have any ideas??? Browse other questions tagged or. Thanks in advance for any information. Do you get any error messages when self-repair Automatic Repair fails? I should be able to do the same on this Asus. I put that on the usb drive and the hard drive partition and the first time I started setup, it worked. Backup your computer before you continue! I tried to reset cmos by removing the bios battery, shorting the battery connector pins, removing battery and power and pressing power button for 45 seconds, many times. The instructions in the link I placed above may work for Windows 8, but Microsoft decided to hide it under a different path in Windows 8.
If you use the recovery partition, it will reinstall Windows 7, not Windows 8. I restarted to test if it would work again and it would not. I know how to do it, but since it is not my laptop I was trying to avoid it. Performance wise, this laptop benchmarked with Passmark Benchmark 30-day trial better with Windows 7 64-bit than it did with Windows 8 64-bit. Backup your computer before you continue! Let us know if it helps. Hi, I recently upgraded to Windows 8.
Method 2: If that does not help, you may try performing a System Restore. This document also includes information on how to get started with the process and restore from a recovery partition. Hello, I have an asus F301A with x401a motherboard. I upgraded to windows 8, and now i want to go back to 7. I did try that answer with no luck. The Recover Windows to first partition only option will delete only the first partition and you can keep the other partitions. Not the answer you're looking for? Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium installed successfully to this laptop.
You can download Easy Recovery Essentials, our recovery and repair disk. Spam F9 during boot up - if you're not already - until you get the recovery option. This program dictates how the motherboard communicates between all hardware devices, and initializes them from the inactive state. I must add that as the X401A doesn't have a disc drive I don't have a recovery disk and so I'm reliant on the recovery partition. Any of presented methods aren't working. When clicking browse and going to the driver folder in the hard drive partition, it says that there are no drivers found. That is what is baffling me at the moment! It belongs to a friends mother who is not in good health, and she cannot remember her password.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I bought this laptop specifically to run Ubuntu. You can download it from there and use your product key to upgrade: This is how the recovery partition is accessed for the most popular makes. Would you like to answer one of these instead? As has been suggested there should be a recovery partition on the hard drive… Well I was going to insert a link here, but it will not let me copy the YouTube video link for some reason, so just run a search for how do I reset my Asus laptop computer. Newer computers often display a startup or boot menu. Restart your computer and see whether the problem is resolved. The Recover system to a partition option allows you to keep other partitions and only delete the one you choose. If the issue persists, then please reply, we will be happy to help you.