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HOW Can I Boot to HP Recovery's Partition on D: ?


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Charliee03

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I have an HP Desktop, and on Drive D: thers a System Recovery which will allow me to re-install my OS back to its original settings. I have an option to access it by press F10 once the PC is powered up, but it DOES NOT WORK! .. how can I get my PC to boot to that drive so i can possibley get to the System Recovery progam, to re-install my Windows XP
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If the hard drive is damaged or the master boot record is corrupt you may not be able to. I would go to the HP website for your model and see what they suggest in this situation. You may just have to order the recovery disks from HP, and if the hard drive itself is damaged that may need to be replaced.
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Try tapping F10 key, instead of pressing it.
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Thers nothing wrong with the Hard Drive at all, its just windows will start up saying its missing a bunch of files, an freeze almost everytime after using it for 5 minutes. A Bunch of system files are missing, .dlls an the .net framework

And I've tried tapping, pressing everything ...
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If you are unable to access the recovery partition then you will need to order the recovery disc from HP in order to reinstall Windows.
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Did you try to boot into Safe Mode?
I don't know how old your HP is, but HP usually has an option to create recovery disk from within Windows.
BTW, do you have Windows CD?

Edited by Broni, 09 September 2008 - 05:37 PM.

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I can boot into safe mode, and yes i have the option to create recovery disk... it creates the image an than it says it fails before it can burn it everytime... and then thers one where it says make a backup recovery using 2 DVDS but i think thats gona backup the current system im on now , which runs horribley
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If you call HP, and tell them, you can't create recovery DVD, they'll send you a set for free, or just for shipping cost.
BTW, what's wrong with your computer, anyway?
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takes for--evvver to boot up, so many error messages about missing files, System restore doesn't work.. I've done a sfc /scannow and a message comes up asking to insert my windows disc because files are missing already.

This computer is desperately asking for a new start
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...and you don't have Windows CD, either?
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takes for--evvver to boot up, so many error messages about missing files, System restore doesn't work.. I've done a sfc /scannow and a message comes up asking to insert my windows disc because files are missing already.

This computer is desperately asking for a new start

This actually sounds like mal-ware.
Have you tried looking at our mal-ware forum?
Broni is correct about ordering a set of recovery disc from HP.
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