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11-27-2008 03:22 PM - edited 11-27-2008 10:28 PM
How do you make a backup copy of the Windows OS and the drivers?
The unit doesn't come with restore discs (and there isn't an optical drive anyway).
12-02-2008 03:44 PM
It does come with "System Recovery" - same as restore disks, but right on the hard drive, hit F11 when power on.
I use an external USB DVD for back ups and watch DVD, install software from CD's etc.
I am an HP employee.
02-08-2009 12:29 AM - edited 02-08-2009 12:33 AM
F11 does not function on the HP Mini as there is no recovery partition.
The unit includes an Operating System DVD and an application/Driver disc. The HP Mini 1000 is unique to consumer HP models, as most other HP consumer notebooks do not include discs and do have F11 function.
If these were not included in the box please contact support.
For my purposes, I have an external optical drive but I also use Symantec ghost 11. This allows you to create a bootable Ghost thumbdrive.
Ghost also allows you to back the image up to a thumbdrive or external USB hard drive.
I have images of HP MI, XP, and Win7 and can easily switch back and forth with Ghost, without requiring an optical drive any longer.
Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.
I am an HP employee
02-08-2009 02:40 PM
01-01-2010 07:20 AM
Has any one tried formatting an SD card with XP Pro and then boot from the SD card?
I tried to do that over the Christmas holidays.
I changed the boot setting to boot from DVD (F10) and then boot from the XP Pro installation disc from a USB DVD drive. Then I was able to follow the installation instructions on the disc and loaded the XP files to a 16 GB SD card (formatted as NTFS). That worked accordingly and the XP files seemed to have copied through correctly.
I then changed to boot setting to boot from the SD card, but now the mini fails to boot - I just get a blank screen and a blinking cursor at the upper left corner. Changing the boot sequence back to the HDD, the mini boots up normally again.
Can any one please advise what I did wrong and / or how this problem can be solved?
Thanks in advance
01-02-2010 05:11 AM
When you formatted the SD card, did you include the /boot parameter on the format command? It has been a long time since I did anything like this, but that rings a bell.
01-03-2010 02:22 AM
Thanks for responding.
The SD card appears as another drive. I used the Windows drive commands to carry out the formatting. There does not seem to be any option for selecting to format a bootable disc.
01-17-2010 02:05 AM
I'm in a similar predicament. How do I create the set of recovery discs that it keeps reminding me I need to make, when I have no access to a dvd optical drive? I can't find any instructions for using an SD or USB flash drive. Granted, it's just Win 7 Starter, but if something happens now I have nothing but hope that the restore partition is unaffected...