Need to copy HP recovery partition from failing Windows 8 hard drive

I have an HP all-in-one that the hard drive has failed in.  It won't boot, and it fails the on-board disk diagnostics.  I removed the drive and put it in an external enclosure, and I can see the recovery partition. I want to use the existing recovery partition on a new hard drive.  What do I need to do to make that work?  How do I recreate the partitions on the new drive?
I haven't had to try to recover a windows 8 system yet, and I'm not sure how to proceed.
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btdownloads7Connect With a Mentor Commented:
First of all, if the drive failed, even if you can "See" the recovery partition, it's very possible (even likely) that it's corrupted.

But if you want to try anyway, you'll need to get drive cloning software (like Acronis True Image), and back up that partition. You can then restore that partition to another drive.
arnoldConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Depending on which drive or replacement drive vendor you have, they have cloning tools that will let you clone the entire disk or just specific partitions. The issue with the drive might be that a chkdsk /r

Wd has the acronis tool that lets you clone as well as image the disk before trying repairs.
Seagate has their own tool.

The system might still be under warranty such that you can call HP to provide a replacement HD/recovery media for future.  I think the recovery media can be created within the system when operating normally.
use the free paragon software for thsi :

it has options to correct boot problems also!
rwrogers2001Author Commented:
After messing with it for a while, the customer discovered they had the extended warranty, so they brought it back to the retailer.

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