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My comp fried on me, and i was forced to do a full system restore before i could even get to geektogo.com. I have a full back up on the D: drive, however, i have no idea how to get it back. U guys are the best! i look foreward to hearing from you =)
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hello there,

Could you please tell me what you used to back up? - your D: drive - is this another HD, a partition of an HD or is it a cd/dvd drive? (is what you are refering to a recovery disk?)

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it's a built in drive, and it has most of its memory filled up, i'm assuming with the files i had. when i double click it, it give me a message from HP saying not to delete anything from teh disk, and when i say to explore it, all it has is a small short cut that was invisible, and the warining message file.
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Hi there,

OK that makes sense now - looks like you have one hard drive partitioned into your C: (homedrive) and D: (recovery partition)

Can you see if you can navigate to the following for me;

Start>All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup and Recovery Manager

Please let me know if this is here. If so we can proceed. Also, can you post me the model of your pc - i can do more specific research for your system

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There is no HP recovery, and my model is HP Pavilion a830n, intel pentium 4 540j, 1gb ram, 250 gp hard drive. the recovery drive is filed as a FAT32. thank you soooo much dude!
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Seems some HP machines allow you to enter recovery mode by tapping f11 at boot up and then choosing the HP recovery option.

If that gets you nowhere it might be worth you having a look on HP's website - I'm assuming from what you've already said that the pc came already formatted this way.

Seems strange to not make recovery an easy step for the end user in anycase...


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I did the F11 thing, and it went into a weird almost MSDOS kind of thing that had nothing to do with recovery. the recovery button is F10, however thats what i did before and all it did was wipe out all the memory on my C drive and re-install windows. also, i couldnt find anything on the HP website. i really appreciate you guys and your help!!!! =) X 1000
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