Hi!

I decided to try to get my T100TA up'n'running, I died some years ago due to a Windows 10 upgrade -which I did not want -but somehow the machine wanted, I still to this day have no idea how the upgrade happened...

Now I have tried to factory reset the machine using F9 while booting, but the full reset only runs until 66% then I get a blue screen. I remember some years ago I tried to boot to linux -possible I messed up volumes/partitions then, I can't remember -frankly I was pretty mad -because I lost all files...

I did some online chat with ASUS support -and they said the recovery partition is corrupt. And suggested I contact ASUS for a new image -I have not yet done this since it is Saturday -and decided to post here to hear if anybody has some ides/tips -things that I can do/check/post here? And possibly to help me formulate what I should ask ASUS support for! (I'm no expert on this). I liked the machine running W8.1 and I have Office licenses included in the purchase that I want to use for home.

I hope I do not post in the wrong way now! Apologies in advance! -if so is the case.

Below is the machine behaviour when selecting the options (tried to translate from Swedish). If I just start the machine it goes to (*) default behaviour.

Also I have a cracked glass -from reading here it seems to be a common issue -too bad for a quite good machine!

br, /k

Just starting the machine
Result: (*) default behaviour:
Black screen ASUS logo "Preparing Automatic Repair"
Black screen ASUS logo "Datorn diagnosticeras (Computer being diagnosed)"
Black screen ASUS logo "Försöker reparera (Try to repair)"
Blue screen Automatisk reparation with an error messade:
The computer could not be repaired with Automatic Repair


Holding F9 while starting up

Fortsätt (Continue to Windows 8.1)

Felsök (Troubleshoot)
Återställ delvis (Reset partially)
Result:
A blue screen "The computer could not be reset. No changes are made"


Återställ helt (Reset fully)
Blue Screen: "This will happen" + Next

Ta bara bort mina filer (Just remove my files)
Result:
Black screen ASUS logo "Datorn återställs" (Computer is reset) with % counter
The counter runs to 3% for approx 2 mins then a blue screen
"An error occured when the computer was to be reset"


Rensa enheten helt (Remove everything)
Result:
Black screen ASUS logo "Datorn återställs" (Computer is reset) with % counter
The counter runs to 66% for approx 30 mins then a blue screen
"An error occured when the computer was to be reset"


Advanced options
Systemåterställning (System reset from recovery point)
No recovery points on the computer

Återställning av systemutbildning (System reset from image file)
Can't find any image

Startreperation (Repair of start)
Result:
Black screen ASUS logo "Datorn diagnosticeras (Computer being diagnosed)"
Black screen ASUS logo "Försöker reparera (Try to repair)"
Blue screen Automatisk reparation with an error message:
The computer could not be repaired with Automatic Repair

Kommandotolken (Command prompt)

UEFI-inställningar (UEFI Settings)

Startinställningar (Start options)
Result: (*) default behaviour

Stäng av datorn (Turn off computer)