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    how to COMPLETLEY format/reset my eee pc so it has no codes or mistakes ive ever made

    i read something about f9 whats it do? how do i do it?

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    Linux Engineer Kieren's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Hi Shona

    It's not clear what you are trying to do. Are you trying to restore your EeePC back to it's factory settings? If so the EeePC would have come with a CD. If you can get hold of an external CD/DVD drive you can use that to re-install.

    On my EeePC 901 there is also an option in grub to format to original settings. If that is available on your EeePC you could try that.

    Good luck!
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    Just Joined! gnuuser's Avatar
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    If you are concerned with getting a thorough cleaning download and burn the iso for d-ban (dariks boot and nuke) this drive wiper will overwrite the drive 37 times
    then use the disk that came with the system to repartition and rebuild it.

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    Just power on. And follow the WIKI How to restore factory default settings on Xandros (default) linux [EeeUser Eee PC Wiki][]=f9&s[]=restore&s[]=instructions

    Restoring Factory Settings


    Power down the EEE PC (unplug it and pull the battery if you have to). Now hit the power button and immediately start madly tapping the F9 key (like your trying to kill aliens). This will bring up the grub menu. Use the arrow keys to highlight “Restore Factory Settings” then hit enter. The EEE PC will ask you to confirm, key in yes, NOT y, to continue. Now reboot. Your EEE PC should be restored to factory

    You can also restore your computer with the included recovery disk, instructions are in the owners manual.

    Another good Link below

    [Tweaking for] Absolute Beginners [EeeUser Eee PC Wiki][]=f9&s[]=restore&s[]=instructions
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