How to Reformat an ASUS Eee PC

By Ezekiel James

There are many reasons to reformat the hard drive on your Asus Eee PC. You may want to upgrade to a newer operating system. Or, you may have storage issues due to a corrupted drive. In any case, reformatting your hard drive can help improve the general performance of your Asus Eee PC. This usually entails completely deleting all the files on your hard drive. This can be an intimidating prospect if you have never done it before. But it can be done safely and without losing any important files on your hard drive.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows installation disc

Step 1

Insert Windows installation disc, then restart the Asus Eee PC. Wait for your computer to boot up. The installation disc should automatically boot from the Windows Setup Main Menu.

Step 2

Hit the "Enter" key at the setup page, then press "F8" to accept the Windows licensing agreement. If you have a current version of Windows the setup menu will prompt you to repair your current version of Windows. Hit the "Esc" key to bypass this repair process.

Step 3

Use the left and right arrow keys to select a partitioned or unpartitioned hard drive formatting option. Hit the "D" to delete an existing partition, or the "C" key to create a new partition. If you choose to create a new partition, type in the amount of space (in megabytes) you want to use for that specific drive partition.

Step 4

Select the "NTFS" formatting option, then hit the "Enter" key to proceed.

Step 5

Follow the on-screen instructions to install your new version of Windows.