How to Reset an Eee PC to Factory

By Gina Rodrigues

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper clip or similar small pointy device

Step 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.

Step 2

Remove the AC power adapter. Disconnect the adapter from both the electrical outlet and your Eee PC.

Step 3

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

Step 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 paperclip, to depress.

Step 5

Press and hold down the reset button for 10 seconds.

Step 6

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

Tips & 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.
  • Back-up your data to a USB flash drive before resetting your computer, or the data will be deleted.
  • Certain models do not have a reset button.