I have an HP desktop. I've backed-up all my data and wish to return the pc to factory settings. My existing drive has a partition with all of the PC System Recovery tools and applications, but I'm getting fatal system errors when I attempt the system restore app. I've created a recovery tools CD, but that doesn't work either. I believe it may be due to some hard disk errors, so I've purchased a new one.
How do I transfer the recovery partition to the new drive? Do I set new drive up as an external then partition it and then copy files? What then? Basically, can anyone lay out the steps I need to take to transfer partitioned recovery files onto new drive, then actually do a system restore on new drive to factory settings along with the OS and other applications? Do I even need to xfer the files or can I "restore" the new drive from the old one's partition?
Thank you for your assistance!
Edited by ovey, 31 May 2009 - 05:54 PM.