Hp Damaged Recovery Partition

  kimosabi 21:21 27 Aug 2010

HP recovery damaged recovery partition

Hi Guys
This is the only place I get simple help
this is the problem,my recovery partition is damaged
so I cant do a recovery to factory condition
I creaated the recovery discs which I have
when I run them I get a menu which states

1)Remove system recovery partition
2)Create a new data partition
3)Run mirosoft recovery console
4)start system recovery from the recovery partition

No 4 I can't do because the partition is damaged and don't do anything
No3 don't help me at all
So what I am asking has anyone used these discs and what options do I use

My computer is HP Pavillion 1170 xp media centre
I am sorry if I have not made myself clear
But your help would be appriciated

  GANDALF <|:-)> 21:26 27 Aug 2010

Assuming your recovery disks are OK, choose 1). This will erase the partition which is naff all use in any case. You will then be asked to create a partition, click 'yes' and the disks should take you through the re-installation. If all else fails you can buy system restore disks from HP at around £30.


  joka007 21:33 27 Aug 2010

Hi, i think its not 'sensing the cd'.

try either

1- booting up with tapping f12/f11/f12 from startup and see if you can boot from cd/dvd

2- load up bios (tapping f1 from startup) then right arrow to boot then down arrow to boot priority then enter, then check if 1st boot device is something like DVD, if its HDD then highlight it, change it to DVD. then go down to second boot device change that (to whatever was first) and save and exit and see if that works.

  sharpamat 08:17 28 Aug 2010

The correct way to restore, and dont forget this will wipe all programs, and data, and reset your computer when it came out of the box

Have a read on HPs site click here
For these instructions.

In general you boot up with disc one in the drive.
My first try would be 4 let it try It may seem to be not working, but allow it time
and then try GANDALF <|:-)> suggestion

  provider 2 09:52 28 Aug 2010

Something here could be useful: click here

  robin_x 12:21 28 Aug 2010

You can search "how do I make an xp disk/disc" or vista.

With a working pc "how to make a system image"

Use Acronis (pay) or EASEUS Todo Backup (free).

They will also create a boot disc

  kimosabi 15:34 28 Aug 2010

Hi Guys
This is the situation It seems that I have balls it all up.I followed Gandalf's way which seemed logic
I tried to delete the recovery drive option (1) but it would not do it so I carried on with option (2) and created a data partition then option (3)which took me to microsoft recovery console which left me with a c:\prompt.I have now given up on this harddrive.I have been about 14 days trying to sort this out so I am in the middle of using partition genius to reformat the commplete drive and see what
happen then. buy a new hardhrive and windows xp discs
any way a BIG thanks to you all for your help
Kind Regards
Ps I have not yet given up LOL

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