|asus system recovery tool for desktops
||[Jun. 26th, 2011|12:21 am]
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Since I couldn't find anything on Google about this, maybe they'll pick up this entry...
We got a new computer tonight: a nicely-equipped Asus CM6850-07. One of the first things it suggests is to create a set of recovery DVDs. This sounded reasonable, so I followed the directions to insert a DVD-R and reboot.
When it did boot into the "Asus System Recovery Tool", though, it wouldn't respond to any input!
It took me a long while to realize that the keyboard and mouse had to be plugged into the topmost USB ports on the back (where the old mini-DIN keyboard/mouse connectors used to live).
Anyway. Live and learn.
I would never have thought of that. How intensely irritating.
2011-06-26 07:03 am (UTC)
Well, my first thought was "maybe it only recognizes PS/2-style mice and keyboards". In fact, I didn't try moving the USB plugs until I discovered that there was only one PS/2-style port.
But, yeah, I stomped and yelled a bit. Irritating to drop the thick end of 1k$ and have it seem to not work...
Ah yes but the guru of computer gods let you have your geekness reward and figure it out. I would still be stuck in the trailer park of lost hope.
Grin! glad to hear from you and that you are still kicking it.
2012-05-02 01:53 am (UTC)
I had the same thing happen today... Bought a ASUS CM673-US-2AC Intel Core I5 and could not get the mouse or keyboard or anything to work... I thought something was wrong with the CD-R and went and got DVD-R and then went to the internet and finally... found this note. AWESOME!!! Thanks!!! Saved me a lot of time! I am not sure I would of figured that out. I was trying to stay calm but after two days of jury duty I was ready to lose it!!!
You da MAN!!!
I'm so glad you posted this! The same thing happened to me, except I called the ASUS helpline and they advised me to take it back to the shop and get a replacement, so I did. If the same thing happens to my replacement pc I'll know what to do!
Took me a while to find this, so thanks to Google also
What a wierd thing....
Oh, thank you!
My husband accidentally hit yes when the prompt popped up and we got thrown into the loop. I was suspecting hidden partitions but of course couldn't find it in the bios.
It did briefly occur to me to unplug and replug in the mouse, but I wouldn't have thought to move it to a port at the top. Saved me a lot more swearing.