I am trying to use the recovery partition on my Asus G53SX laptop, but the instructions in the included booklet don't match up with what happens on the computer.

It says press F9 during bootup and then press ENTER to select windows setup. Then select the language you want to recover, and so on.

When I press F9 I end up in the boot manager and from there I can access safe mode and all these things. The closest thing I can find in this list is "Repair your computer" but this menu takes me to recovery points and backup images, none which are mentioned in the booklet.

How can I use the recovery partition to restore my laptop to factory state?

  • Have you at any stage played with (i.e. changed) the partitions on your laptop? – Windos Sep 4 '11 at 18:54
  • No, all the partitions are in the exact same way as when I got the laptop – NyanPrime Sep 4 '11 at 19:14
  • Bit of a long shot, but try hitting Esc or F10 on boot. – Windos Sep 4 '11 at 19:16
  • ESC opens up a window allowing me to choose to boot from P0 or P2 or enter setup. Both P0 and P2 starts win7 normally – NyanPrime Sep 4 '11 at 19:23
  • F10 sends me to a sub menu of boot options. A page with a path to winload.exe – NyanPrime Sep 4 '11 at 19:28

You're already there. If you go into "repair your computer" there should be either an option under one of the backup/restore sections, or you might have to go through one of the wizards to get to an "advanced options" screen.

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    The "Repair your computer" option that @Amento is getting is the standard Windows (Vista or 7) boot option, which is part of a Windows install or on the install CD. What he is looking for is the manufacturers recovery utility (i.e. that reads their OEM image off of a hidden partition and restores the laptop to the condition it was when it left the store - including bloat ware, drivers, etc.) – Windos Sep 4 '11 at 19:03
  • Yes, I apologise for not explaining that in a better way. Thank you, Windos. – NyanPrime Sep 4 '11 at 19:24
  • Yes it's the default windows recovery...but within that is where the manufacturer puts their "restore to factory defaults" option. I can think of 2 different places it might be: 1. Inside one of the "restore to backup" sections. If you go into the menu there might be a "factory defaults" option. 2. After you click on "repair your computer", the bottom option on the list is usually the OEM's factory setting. – Mako Sep 5 '11 at 16:00

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