Unable to reinstall Windows 7 on EeePC
Posted on 2011-10-23
Got a problem with an Asus Eee PC. It's a netbook, type 1005P which came in, unable to complete boot.
The fault was the same as I'm seeing now, after attempting a reinstall so suspect that had already been tried.
Have done a reinstall from the recovery partition (accessed via F9) but whenever I try this, the machine gets to the stage of starting WIndows 7, I get the "Setup is starting services" text and then a popup stating "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation"
Needless to say, that doesn't work - the machine gets to the same point with the same result.
There's no CD drive (& my USB one died, just waiting for a replacement) so if I can get it going from the recovery image then that would be so much better.
I know this problem can be caused by BIOS issues but I've flashed the BIOS to the latest version with no change.