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08-06-2011 04:05 PM
I have a Pavilion Slimline s5120f PC with Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3.
I had used my own OS disk to downgrade from Vista to XP.
I would like to create system recovery disks for the computer or at least OS recovery disks.
I have looked in HP System Recovery in Windows XP and saw that the system is recovered in a hidden partition.
Nothing happens when I press F11 upon startup and the Factory Image partition still contains 13.9 GB of hidden files along with a Recovery folder. What am I able to do with the Factory Image partition to get it to work again? Or is there an HP application software that I can download that can create the System recovery discs?
I have looked in Creating OS Recovery Disc Set in XP and saw that HP CD Recovery CD-DVD Creator is needed, which I do not have. Under software and downloads on the HP website, there is only one update available for this computer with Windows XP. Am I able to download this software onto my computer to create my OS Recovery Disks?
08-07-2011 03:54 PM
Under normal circumstances F11 should have worked.
- Turn off the computer if it is not already off.
- Disconnect all connected devices and cables such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax. Remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord .
- Turn on the computer and immediately press the F11 key repeatedly , about once every second, until Recovery Manager opens.
That said, I do not believe normal now pertains because you installed XP from your own OS. Now, I am pondering whether the recovery partition is XP or Vista.
The solution maybe you'll have to clone the drive, and store the clone.
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