Recovery partition not found

  User-2817D3FB-324D-4EF0-A1F3E24EA27877D1 18:22 08 Feb 2010

Greetings folks,
Having psyched myself up to do a reinstall of Windows (XP) on my HP Pavilion (M7340.UK) I got the following msge; 'Recovery partition not found. No software available for reinstallation'. I went to 'My Computer' and the Recovery Disk is there ok. I clicked on the 'Recovery Disk' and got the msge; 'Windows cannot find Info.Exe' Can any of you oh-so-helpful people out there please explain the above to me. Please don't ask me what happened to my backup disks....oh..ok then, if you insist, I was doing some 'housekeeping' recently and accidentally destroyed 'em.... I must really get stronger tablets.....
Kind regards, Mike.

  woodchip 18:27 08 Feb 2010

ou could try Testdisk, it worked for me when I lost a Partition. click here

Hi Woodchip,
thanks for your reply. Ive downloaded testdisk6.11.3 and opened it, ..dos. ico. win, authors etc. where do i go from there please. what do i open to get test disk to do its work..sorry if this is a stupid question, but, I can't seem to get my head around it...

  canarieslover 20:18 08 Feb 2010

I don't know if this is any good to you but HP website lists a Recovery Tools Update CD at the bottom of this page. click here

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