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Can't do complete system recovery, but I know the image is still there

By beckyp51
Feb 7, 2012
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  1. I have an ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001PXD preloaded with Windows 7 Starter. I'm thinking it had an Aleureon(sp?) in the MBR, but I did some things to it a couple months ago, and Windows is booting up. It says it is connecting to the network in my house as "public", but won't get on the internet. It won't let me change the classification to "home". When I did whatever I did (can't remember what), It created a new partition (E) for recovery files. I want the laptop back in it's factory state with the recovery files in D like they're supposed to be. There is no CD or DVD drive as it is only a small laptop, but I may be able to transfer files/programs from my main desktop to it if it is indeed connected to the network. Thanks in advance, Bec
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You can buy or borrow an external USB CD/DVD drive, to do the job for you
     
  3. beckyp51

    beckyp51 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, but I didn't get any recovery materials with the laptop (it was gotten through a tutoring service), so how much good would an external CD/DVD drive do me?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Borrow or buy a Windows 7 install disc and use the external USB CD/DVD drive to re-install Windows
     
  5. beckyp51

    beckyp51 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Network designation stuck on "identifying"

    It won't let me change the network classification from "public" to "home"...should I be able to do it in safe mode?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    delete the connection and then recreate it
     
  7. beckyp51

    beckyp51 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    something else - I feel like if I could change workstation name, I could get something going, but the button is grayed out, and on computer properties, it says it's not available.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    ALL your symptoms look like permission issues. Changes of this kind must be
    made from an ADMIN login.

    try this; get a command prompt and enter "runas /user:administrator control" (w/o the quotes)

    give the admin password and you get the control panel running with admin privs.

    From there you can edit the network and system
     

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