It looks like I can get to what I think is called apx mode by using the reset button and power up. I installed the Asus Sync pack to get the drivers, (tried on win8 and win7), I tried adb on both OSes but still get no device found. Neither of my OSes are recognizing the device either.
Am I in a state where if I get the OS drivers right I can basically reinstall recovery to the internal drive and go from there?
Currently I just have that dang asus screen and it won't even power off after holding the power button down for 10-15 seconds, it just reboots to the Asus screen.