Recovery partion

I have a recovery partion on a vista pc. But when i do a reboot its not in the startup
where you useally prees F11 i tried to change the boot order but that does not work
any ideas would be helpfull

Thanks
LVL 6
davy999Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

xeroxzeroxCommented:
You have not mention here which machine are you using?
for access recovery partion
before using the below key to enter the System recovery partition make sure any USB devices and drives are disconnected and that no CD or other disc is in the computer.

1. Alt + F10 - Access Acer disk-to-disk (D2D) recovery partition. Note: you may need to  
    enable the D2D option in CMOS setup.
2. F9 - Access ASUS EEE PC hidden partition.
3. F10 or F11 - Access the Compaq (Hewlett Packard) recovery partition.
4. Ctrl + F11 or F8 - Access Dell computers Dell System Restore (DSR) partition on many  different models.
 5. F11 - Access eMachine option to restore backup copy.
 6. F11 - Access Gateway hidden restore partition
 7. F11 - Access Lenovo hidden recovery partition.
 8. F10 - Access Sony hidden restore partition.
 9. (zero key) or F8 - Access Toshiba hidden partition
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Vista

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.