Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Recovery Partition, HP Pavilion tx1320us

Posted on 2007-11-17
5
Medium Priority
?
1,053 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 2000 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

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade.  Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
"Any files you do not have backed up in at least two [other] places are files you do not care about."
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
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…
Suggested Courses

971 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