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How do you create a recovery disc for an Asus laptop?

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Use Asus Backtracker or the built-in recovery disc that comes with Microsoft Windows to create a recovery disc for an Asus laptop. Backtracker is available for free on Asus' website.

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To create a recovery disc via Backtracker, open the application, click Get Started, and choose Back Up the Factory Recovery Image from the list. Click the Start button that appears under the option, insert a blank disc, and click Start again. Asus warns that the application requires multiple discs and that the process may take about one hour. The company also states that the factory-installed recovery partition must be fully functional for the application to work.

You can also create a recovery disc by using the recovery tool that comes with Windows. To do so, click the Start button, open the Control Panel, and then click System and Maintenance. Click Backup and Restore, and select Create a System Repair Disc from the pane on the left. Follow the instructions, and grant administrative privileges by entering the user name and password of the administrator account.

You can see if the recovery drive is available by using the Disk Management tool. To do so, open the Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Administrative Tools. Click Computer Management, and open Disk Management. Check the partition boxes on the bottom half of the application to see if you have a functional recovery partition. A functional recovery partition should read "Healthy (Recovery Partition)."

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