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pcp_9588
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Lost recovery cd for Hp Pavilion dv3

I want to reformat my laptop since its been slow recently, so for the past 2 hours i've been searching for my recovery cd but failed. I do have the case for it so I have the product key (Vista).


I don't want to buy a cd since I see no point because I think paying that much money is to only get the product key which I still have. Please do help me. Thank you.

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Comptronic
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Re: Lost recovery cd for Hp Pavilion dv3

I could be wrong but isn't there a Recovery partition on your Hard Drive?

 

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pcp_9588
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Re: Lost recovery cd for Hp Pavilion dv3

let me try that and i'll get back to you.. thanks =)

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pcp_9588
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Re: Lost recovery cd for Hp Pavilion dv3

So I tried doing that recovery partition, but then this message keeps popping up.

 

"Windows cannot find a system image on this computer. Attach the backup hard drive or insert the final dvd from a backup set and click retry. Alternatetively, close this dialog for more options."

 

I do have the dvd inside my laptop already. I'm seriously stuck.

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CherylG
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Re: Lost recovery cd for Hp Pavilion dv3

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When first powering on, do you see a message about F11 for System Recovery? This would appear on the first screen with the HP logo.

Or look for HP Recovery Manager in the Start Menu programs. Read>>> HERE


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Re: Lost recovery cd for Hp Pavilion dv3

I have the same laptop model.  It has a recovery partition. I did several recoveries before. I noticed that the recovery partition gets bigger (free space is getting fewer). Why is it? How can I reduce the saved files in it.

 

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Erinzhu
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Re: Lost recovery cd for Hp Pavilion dv3

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My computer running error .  I can't even trun on it . I need a recovery CD. I use windows vista. Model#DV 3z -1000

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