Solved

Recovery Partition, HP Pavilion tx1320us

Posted on 2007-11-17
5
1,032 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Hello all, I am trying to find a 3rd party site to download the HP Pavilion tx1320us recovery disks instead of having to wait a week for HP to mail out the DVD's to me. I have the recovery partition on my hard drive and it is populated with all the correct data, but I formatted the C drive and installed Windows Vista and it must have wiped something because now i can't hit the F11 key on bootup to use this partition recovery anymore. I called HP and they are clueless. Can anybody help me with this? I really need my laptop up and running this weekend.
0
Comment
Question by:markataylor76
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 20304700
There's nothing you can do other than wait for the disks. Recovery media isn't readily available for download. Or you could buy a retail version of the OS and install that. You could of course also download a Linux Distro and install that.

http://www.ubuntu.com/
0
 

Author Comment

by:markataylor76
ID: 20304724
Thanks Rindi, is there anyway to manually restore the data on the recovery partition without going through the F11 system recovery switch on bootup?
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 20304739
I don't think so.
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:PUNKY
ID: 20305863
Rindi is right and HP is not clueless in this case. If you upgrade Vista over C partition and old OS will be saved with dot old extension so you would have a chance. Sorry.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Life is full of imperfections – we all know it. Sometimes bad things happen to people for no particular reason. As they say: “it happens”. All we can do is to find a way to make some unavoidable situations… avoidable. Every kind of hardware has i…
VM backups can be lost due to a number of reasons: accidental backup deletion, backup file corruption, disk failure, lost or stolen hardware, malicious attack, or due to some other undesired and unpredicted event. Thus, having more than one copy of …
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question