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?