The PC has 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, and Windows XP Home. The Norton Ghost included PC-DOS crashes/restarts during boot-up.
because PC-DOS does not recognize the controller.
all, however, is not lost: you can, use ghost32.exe (which you can extract from the ASUS system DVD, IIRC it is inside a disk image called WinPE.iso) with BartPE, works like a charm.
and since your eee PC doesn't have a DVD drive, you might as well transfer your BartPE image to a USB stick, WinToFlash makes it a breeze.
Bart's PE builder and WinToFlash are freeware.
note: you need ghost32.exe, ghost.exe will not work in BartPE (or any Win32 environment for that matter.)