How do i create a USB recovery drive from HP recovery disks?

Hi,

I have a HP Laptop without an ODD. It won't boot into the OS and I can't access the recovery partition. I do however have 3 HP recovery disks and 1 hp drivers and software disk. My only option is to create a USB recovery drive.

I have used DISKPART on a working PC and have managed to create a boot USB by following a Toshiba site  aps2.toshiba-tro.de

However an important part of the process after transferring the disks onto the USB ( using XCOPY ), is to edit the DATA.ini file so the USB thinks there is only 1 disk. (ie: CDNUM=1 and CDMAX=1)

I cannot find a DATA.ini file on the finished USB device.

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Perhaps HP has another file that you have to edit?
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Shamil MohamedIT Infrastructure Engineer/IT Systems ManagerCommented:
Hi,

You have to create recovery disk using HP Utility center. Easiest best option is get a USB Optical drive to read your recovery disks and repair windows. Once after done recovery create USB recovery disk using HP Utility center/ HP recovery disk creator.

Note: If you recover your laptop without repairing windows there might be possible to remove recovery partition by doing new installation using recovery disks, unless recovery disks allow you to use recovery partition in HDD to recover laptop to factory reset.

Thank you.
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nobusCommented:
what laptop model is this?
there should be a procedure for factory reset - but it is often different for different laptops
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
You don't need to create a USB stick with no guarantee that it will work. If you already have the Recovery drives then order one of these external DVD-ROMs and use your existing drives to restore: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=external+dvd+drive&sprefix=external+dvd%2Caps%2C363
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nobusCommented:
you can also creta the USB stick on another Pc, or laptop, that has a dvd drive
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michaelmacklinAuthor Commented:
Thank You all for your input. What I did using DISKPART actually worked!  The problem I had was during the recovery it asked for a supplemental usb stick that I skipped. Once I loaded the driver disk onto a seperate sub stick and inserted when asked for a supplemental, it continued on and worked a charm!   Btw I did have an external odd, but for some reason it just couldn't read the HP disks?
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michaelmacklinAuthor Commented:
It should read ' separate usb stick'
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