Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HP Recovery

  1. Press the Power button to start the PC, and then press the F11 key when the standard BIOS prompts are displayed on the black screen.
    NOTE: Pressing the f11 key during the startup on a computer with an HP factory image will start the system recovery process even if the prompt is not displayed.
    • If the HP Recovery Manager can access the recovery partition on the hard drive, a prompt to backup the user files before beginning the recovery is displayed. Follow any on-screen instructions.
    • If the HP Recovery Manager cannot access the hard drive to fix any system errors, you will need to use the personalized recovery disc that you created to recover the hard drive to its original condition.
    • If you have not created the personalized recovery disc, or the discs are corrupted, you can order a replacement recovery disc from HP.
  2. When the Recovery Manager starts, follow the step-by-step recovery instructionsshown above.

    Resolving a common recovery issue.
    If the original operating system is changed to a non-Vista OS, the Recovery Manager cannot be launched from either the desktop or by pressing the f11 key on startup. You can use the recovery disc to restore the computer to the original operating condition in Vista. If using an non-Vista OS, you can use a third-party partition manager program to reclaim the hard drive space.

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