11-08-2010 02:19 AM
I am using "HP Pavilion dv6000t CTO NB" with OS "Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)" . I have re-partitioned the Hard disk and deleted the recovery disk after creating recovery disks from recovery manager. now my problem is that i am not able to run the recovery disk(DVD) which are created. changed boot order to DVD drive but still not able to read the DVD disk. but when I checked with DVD opening from other computers i am able to see the folders. Please guide me how to get my notebook to factory condition..
11-08-2010 06:36 AM - edited 11-08-2010 06:41 AM
First of all, tap away at f10 as you start your PC to enter your system bios. Make sure your optical drive is set as the first bootable device and save any changes if you have to change the order to make it the first.
Before starting the procedure below make sure to backup all your Files, Folders etc.
Download and install Killdisk on the link below.
Download and install ImgBurn on the link below.
Go to the Kill Disk application you have installed in All Programs, open the main folder, then select Bootable Disk creators and from that select Bootable DOS CD Creator which will burn the bootable ISO to a blank CD.
During the next process do not worry about any warnings as your Recovery DVDs will reformat the HDD.
Insert this CD in to your PC that is unable to load Vista properly. Shut the PC down, then start it again to boot from the Killdisk CD and follow the on screen instructions for Kill Disk.
A brief description of the process is here Killdisk.
Use this to wipe the whole of the Hard Drive ( f10 ) - ( make sure you include all partitions and then start the process - this may take a couple of hours! ). When the process is complete, remove the disk, insert the your first Recovery Disk and reboot your PC to start installing Vista. Be aware that as well as installing Vista, you will also reinstall the Recovery Partition.
Let me know how you get on.
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