How to re-install Windows XP on your Asus EeePC using a USB pen drive
If you have an Asus EeePC which came with Windows XP and want to re-install XP from a USB drive because you don't have a USB DVD drive, this video shows you how to make a bootable USB pen drive from your restore DVD. You can then boot your EeePC from the USB pen and re-install Windows XP. If you still have the original C: and D: partitions, you can just restore XP from the Ghost image to the C: partition and leave any files on the D: partition intact.
Note: This will destroy all data on the hard drive or partition, do not boot from it on any PC other than your EeePC!
You can get RMPrepUSB from http://www.rmprepusb.com
BEFORE you boot your EeePC from the USB stick, enter the BIOS by pressing F2 a lot after switch on, go to Advanced IDE Configuration tab and change Configure SATA as -- IDE (NOT AHCI). Next go to BOOT tab and change Quiet Boot -- DISABLE. Save settings and exit. Then press ESC and select USB as boot device.
'I used Ghost to restore the ENVIR.GHO image to make the MBR and Recovery partition. Then I copied the other recovery files from the CD/ISO to the recovery partition and I could then install XP via the recovery partition again easily.'