This is a guide for anyone who receives the “No partition selected” error when trying to run a system recovery on their Asus Laptop.

The symptoms

  1. When you try to recover your OS you get the error: “No partition selected”
  2. You converted your partitions from FAT32 to NTFS (via the little short-cut Asus kindly put on your Desktop)

The cause

The software used to recover your OS only recognises FAT32 partitions. How wonderful of you PowerQuest. It’s no wonder I use Acronis for everything now…

The solution

You need to format your target partition to FAT32. There’s a nice Open-Source boot-cd that can do that. Or you can use Acronis Disk Director or something similar.

Did this help you at all? Any questions? Feel free to leave me a comment below 🙂