I have an ASUS N53JQ with Windows 7 x64.
My problem started when I used the recovery DVDs from my laptop. Put it in, run the set-up and went to 95%, after that it went to 0% and then to 5%. I got an error code 1029 and could not finish installation. Tried that couple of times and same thing happens every time.
I formatted and deleted and created and formatted and deleted the partition where Windows was on. Tried other Windows 7 installation CDs. 3 in total. Nothing worked. I get a BOOTMGR error when I start the computer, I can't enter F9 recovery partition and F8.
In my BIOS everything is ok. So I tried the repair options from the Windows 7 CDs. Didn't work. I tried:
- Repair your computer
- System repair. Shows no errors.
In the command screen I tried:
bootrec /rebuildbcd bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old bootrec /rebuildbcd bootrec.exe /fixmbr bootrec.exe /fixboot
I restarted with CD again, and hit
shift + F10 so the command prompt would show up and went to *diskpart > list disk > select disk number > list partition > select partition number > active*, so that partition would become active.
- Partition 1 like 20GB (recovery partition) Primary
- Partition 0 like 160 GB (don't know what it is) ?
- Partition 2 Like 400GB (looks like partition 3, i only have 500 GB total so it has to be the same as partition 3?) Primary
- Partition 3 Like 400GB Logical
The results were:
- Partition 1 could be active
- Partition 2 could be active
- Partition 0 and 3 not.
I read that if a partition is active it will start up first. Did not work for me.
Can someone help me with how to get into F9 Hidden recovery partition while starting up and recovery this machine?
I read somewhere that there were more people with same problem, they had the hidden recovery partition but could not enter it. Saw that some could enter by making that partition active etc. But that didn't work for me. Something about bootloader etc.
I don't want to send it for repair to ASUS because last time I send my last laptop, they shipped it back with a broken frame and defect on my CD player. They say to me they didn't do it, well, I didn't do it either!
Oh and by the way, I can't use an XP CD because I get a BSoD when I use it. Tried 5 different XP CDs, 3 Windows 7 CDs, 1 Vista CD and the Recovery DVDs I made with AI recovery from ASUS.