Friends of mine have ASUS k53u (Best Buy Version) that got a virus. Not knowing what they were doing and not knowing of recovery partition they reinstalled Windows 7 from a borrowed disk (exact same OS) and used the COA keycode on the laptop. Basically messed it up. Is there way to get to recovery partition thru DOS. No matter what I have tried it will not access the Recovery software or partition. If you look thru Admin tools they have the D: which I was told was created when they got the laptop and you can see the Recovery Partition. HELP. Since they never created recovery disks ASUS wants 50.00 to buy it. They cant affort that and all this needs is recovered.