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Restore issue with asus g51

by Jamiely / December 16, 2012 11:32 AM PST

I had to restore my older asus from the recovery disks that came with it ( I lost the 3 disks the computer prompted me to make on my own). However, I am having issues after I used the disks to restart. It not longer goes past the first part of the startup" when I try to start it from the HD it says there is a "disk read error" and prompts me to restart. When I try it with the disk in, it says "cdboot failed failed to find ntdlr". I have no idea what to do at this point.
Relevant information:
Asus g51vx
Running windows vista home premium.
Nvidia GeForce gtx 260m
Intel centrino.

I cannot find anything online to help me and even just a hint of what may be happening that I could look up would be incredibly helpful. The only thing I've found is a lot of threads saying the recovery disks for the asus don't work very well.......

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The disks that came with our Asus were only drivers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 12:20 PM PST

The OS was not on those CDs and Vista restore media is, so far on DVD.

The cheap exit is to order restore media. Usually about 35 bucks.

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by Jamiely / December 16, 2012 1:04 PM PST

I spent a week looking for the CDs I made but couldn't find it. Thanks for helping me.

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Try talking to
by Jimmy Greystone / December 16, 2012 10:42 PM PST
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Try talking to a guy named Scott at Asus: cl-scott at

He helped a friend of mine with something similar once.

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PS. Digital River is worth a try.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2012 12:24 AM PST
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