How to Reset an Eee PC to Factory

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How to Reset an Eee PC to Factory
Manually reset your Eee netbook to factory settings with the push of a button. (laptop image by Ewe Degiampietro from

Whether your Asus Eee PC is experiencing severe operating system errors, or you simply want a clean slate, the manual factory reset procedure is a simple solution. Initiating a computer reset will restore your Eee netbook to its original factory condition.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paper clip or similar small pointy device

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  1. 1

    Turn off your computer. If the operating system is frozen, initiate a hard system shutdown by holding down the power button for four to six seconds.

  2. 2

    Remove the AC power adaptor. Disconnect the adaptor from both the electrical socket and your Eee PC.

  3. 3

    Slide the battery lock on the bottom of the unit to an unlock position. Remove the battery.

  4. 4

    Locate the reset button on the bottom of the laptop. It is a pin hole button that requires a small pointy device, such as a paper clip, to depress.

  5. 5

    Press and hold down the reset button for 10 seconds.

  6. 6

    Reconnect you Eee PC's battery and power adaptor. Press the power button to start the computer and confirm that the manual reset is complete.

Tips and warnings

  • If you intend to sell or donate your Eee PC in the future, the manual reset procedure is a simple method of removing your personal data.
  • Backup your data to a USB flash drive before resetting your computer, or the data will be deleted.

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