HP/Compaq :: Want To Clean Up/format Presario C310 -- Use Recovery Disks Or Recovery Partition?
Aug 30, 2009
Iíve just done a clean install of my Dell Vostro -- reinstalling vista and removing the recovery partition in the process. Outcome = a Ďcleanerí machine with none of the preinstalled bloatware/c**p from Dell. (first time Iíve done anything like this, but followed a brill guide in the Dell section of this forum ).
Iím about to tackle my Mums Compaq Presario C310EA. The aim is to remove all the rubbish she has accumulated over the years, incl any spyware/ adware she may have, and generally have a bit of a clean sweepÖ. hopefully resulting in a faster laptop. Iím backing up her data, and moving some of my Dadís stuff somewhere else.
Basically I want to clean up as much as poss, but unfortunately she has no xp disk, just the recovery disks (cds) she burned when she first got the laptop.
As she has no xp disk I guess the best I can hope for is to reset the laptop to the factory settings (?) .. not ideal, but I donít think the (factory set) bloatware is too much of an issue for her Ė sheís not a heavy user.
Should I use the recovery partition for this, or do I need to use the cds she burned? .
Iíd like to know the best approach Ė and canít seem to find a set of instructions to follow.
I have an Acer Ferrari 3000Lmi notebook. I just replaced the hdd with a new one. it's 80GB 5400 rpm, IDE It's not formatted and it's not partitioned. My notebook is an old model, so I don't think there's a recovery partition and it doesn't have an e-empowering acer button, etc. It only comes with Acer recovery CD's.
when I put the new hdd in, it's detected in bios, so I installed Win XP Home using the Acer Recovery CD. and it didn't have option to format or to partition my hdd there. everything just ran automatically. and now I have one C: drive.
Can anyone help me on how to partition my hdd ? I prefer not to use partition magic/other programs to partition my hdd. I don't know if I have DOS. I don't mind installing XP all over again, I just don't know how to format/partition the hdd before using the recovery CD.
I've been reading threads and guides (1, 2) on how to format and reinstall, but I have one more question:
My friend owns an Inspiron but lost his recovery DVDs. In order to format his C: and reinstall Windows from the recovery partition, he should hit Ctrl+F11 at Dell logo and follow instrucions to format?
I have a bit older Acer Extensa 4620Z - quite a while back (probalby 9 months) i had problems with it and it stopped working, couldnt find operating system or hard drive. I finnally decided to buy a new hard drive for it once i found out it was that the hard drive had died. I got my new seagate harddrive and installed it - I also order recovery disks from Acer so I could get my system back up and running.
This is where my problem is. I can see the harddrive from bios and at first when i tried running the recovery disks it kept saying there was no appropriate partition. I made a bootable copy of a program so I could create partitions on the harddrive. I did this and then tried running the recovery disks. This time it went further and started the recovery process but everytime it gets to D1E4T303.044 in the process (at 47%) - it stops... and sits there a second and then either jumps to 100% and starts over or an error pops up (error: 0xD000001D).
I can not figure out where to go from here - isn't there some way I can use the recovery disks to get my system up and running on the new hard drive?
i had got a hdx 16 with home premium 64bit...due to sme reasons my OS got corrupted b4 i could take my recovery disks....so now i hav installed windows vista that i had bought for my desktop on my hdx 16.but the recovery partition is as it is.is there any way by which i can take my recovery disks from that partition..
I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 that came with the partitioned¬†data recovery feature. I immediately created 2 recovery disks. Yesterday, I sectioned my active hard drive so that I could have, in effect, 2 hard drives. The newly partitionedsection of the¬†hard drive is naturally blank and I would like to install my data recovery or disk recovery information on it.
you may create a second set of recovery disks if you delete all instances of the file: hpcd.sys
I did create a set of recovery disks, I did delete all instances of hpcd.sys. When I attempt to create a set of disks, it says "A set of recovery disks has been created for this PC. Only one set is allowed per PC."
My mom has an HP dv6700t and I wanted to do a fresh install of vista but it seems in the package she got has no discs at all. No Vista CD, No drivers, software discs. Nothing! Is this common practice w/ HP computers or did I just not receive them?
I have a HP pavillion zv5000 notebook. It is used it belonged to a family member. I went to HP online and ordered the recovery disks so i could clear it out. The recovery is like nonew i have ever seen before. I have done a recovery from disk on a desk top before. I switched my BIOS to read disk first. my set came with 2 disks a windows operating system CD and a applications and driver DVD. well i placed the first in and it ran asked about partitioned space HP told me to delete and create new so i did it ran but never asked for the 2nd disk. after windows installed i waited for it to ask for 2nd never did so i put it in. It registers through my computer in the D:/ drive but will not auto run.
I'm using a HP Pavilion dv5-1102tx Entertainment Notebook. I bought this notebook at the end of January 2009.
After reading many threads telling me to create recovery disks, I decided to create a set for myself. "Yay!" I said to myself when the process was all done.
Then, I went to the drivers/software download page for my laptop, and lo and behold, I found a patch that, quote "corrects the information that is burned to the User Created Recovery Disc (UCRD)." unquote.
The link is here: [url]
Now, seeing as I can't create another set of recovery disks, I have 2 questions:
1) Is there a way for me to make the computer allow me to burn another set of recovery disks after I installed the patch?
i have pavillion DM4-3002TX Beat Edition. ¬† I just download and install the norton partition magic 8.0 demo from website... and suddently or accidentally my recovery partition been deleted. So I can't recovering my system anymore or disabled. ¬† so how can i get the recovery partition back to my notebook??
I have a pavilion dv7-6b50ei notebook pc bought 2012. It always gives a command prompt pop up which doesn't stay long enough to read. I also felt there's a virus on it which my anti-virus couldn't solve so I tried factory resetting but when I restart and press F11 it gives an error(something like a boot.. is missing). so I tried my recovery discs. Disc 1 of 4 ran fine but disc 2 keeps stopping with an error.
Now the laptop doesn't load as I think the OS has been formatted during the recovery and don't know what to do. I feel disc 2 is bad too because it also gave an error while trying to copy it to a USB pen drive. I have also tried an external dvd and run the hp test on the hard drive; the hard drive passed the test. If I can get a new set of recovery discs, it would solve my problem.
When trying to restore the factory image (F11 during boot), the laptop seems like it is trying to boot the missing Windows installation (Windows boot manager error page).The partitions "SYSTEM", "HP_RECOVERY" and "HP_TOOLS" have not been touched. The ~15 GB recovery files are still there!The Windows partition (2nd primary) has been deleted and recreated as an NTFS partition. Since then the recovery process will not start. ¬† How can I restore the system from my intact HP_RECOVERY partition without using recovery DVDs? (I can't access them right now.)Does the Windows partition need some specific disk label? What is the magic that breaks the recovery when a NTFS partition is simply deleted and recreated?Peter
I'm using hp pavilion dv6-6016tx.i have recover DVDs and all necessary drivers backed up.so can i delete my recovery partition. i'll be having the recovery DVDs all time with me and don't need HDD boot in case of formatting or recovery]?
Why is heatlhy recovery partition so large???How can I get into it to see why is has so much keywap in it. ¬† I need as much space as possible.¬†Can I boot into recovery partition. I want to see why it is so large. ¬† I have windows professional 7, but this came with windows home prem oa 7. I want the home premium. How do I do this. I dont want to download more OS again.¬† ¬† I keep getting access denied. I went into security settings and try to take ownership of it, but is says access denied?
I created a USB recovery drive and I would like to free some storage by deleting the reocvery partition however the HP recovery manager does not have the feature to do so. How can I remove the recovery partition?
well i own a compaq presario cq50z and instead of installing/buying the disk (without license for clean install) in the PRESARIO_RP(D drive on the hard drive disk in the computer window, it says Recovery under it, i was woundering if it was a full recovery (erasing EVERYTHING off my harddrive and then putting the factory settings back on) would it do that? if you need specs (because i under stand that certain gb hdd's only have full install on recovery,
I'm thinking of formatting my laptop to restore everything to it's original state(actually kind of have to!) but the problem is that I've never done so via the partition.I used to use the Recovery DVD but since it's broken this is my only choice.So how do I do it and will I need to install the drivers myself after?
hp hdx16 and i have a big problem with creating my recovery disks ,i really need ur help i tried to install xp on my pc which tended to replacing my boot sector and i cant creat my recovery disks i searched over the web i found people who have my peoblem and they have it fixed using other computers boot sectors to restore their own so i can access my recovery partition again here is alink to the problem , the solution is by the end of the page [url] i just need some one to give me his original hdx16 boot sector of drive c and d(recovery) and the master boot record these files are only 512bytes u can get them using these instructions:
1. Download HDhacker software from here. [url] es/HDHacker.html
2. Install & open HDhacker on your laptop. ->Select logical drive(Bootsector) and then choose C ->Read sector from drive -> Save sector to file. ->Select logical drive(Bootsector) and then choose D as ur recovery partition ->Read sector from drive -> Save sector to file. ->Select phisycal drive (MBR) ->Read sector from disk -> Save sector to file....
ive got a hp pavilion dv9823em notebook and one of my friends formatted my recovery partition drive. for some reason i didnt make recovery cd either now i want to reboot my notebook, it wont let me. is there anyway i can reboot it?
I have tried to split to the C partition into 2 partition with "Paragon - software"
after it finish the machine reset and didn't boot again I tried to do recovery but it doesn't load, i manage to install another version on windows 7 home when i log in the machine i found that the recovery partition become dynamic and still cant boot from it
I tried to get HP backup and recovery manager for my lap but i cant find this version now i Need to do recovery what i should do
I have attached a screen shot of my disk management
I bought an HP-DV6 1045EE, but I didn't like the partition scheme..
This was the way it first was:
C:Local Disk [288gb] D:Recovery [10gb]
C was preloaded with Windows Vista. I shrunk the partition using Vista's Disk Management as much as I could, and shrunk it further to 50gb using Gparted. After doing this, I couldn't boot into Vista anymore. So I restored the image using the recovery manager.
I then created another 50gig partition for Win7, and installed it. All well and good.
Then I created an extended partition out of the remaining space, since all other partitions were primary, and created two logical partitions, 1 unformatted and the other NTFS.
After this, I booted into Vista and saw that my recovery partition had turned to unallocated space, even though I'd made sure not to touch that partition no matter what...