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04-06-2009 09:20 PM - edited 04-06-2009 09:36 PM
I am wondering if someone here may be able to give me some advice. I having some major problems with a DV6000 notebook running Windows XP. I am at work right now so if the specific service tag and model numbers are needed I can post when I get home.
I originally set the machine up with two partitions, one for his documents and the C: My problems started when I was doing some routine maintenance to the machine which belongs to my brother. The C partition was getting quite low so I decided to knock some space of d and add to c. I have done this many times using partition magic but for some reason it failed.
This left me we a hall.dll error on boot, however the machine will still boot if I pressed enter. It also meant that I had about 2 gig of partitioned space, plus the 1 gig for quick launch.
I re-added the 2gig space back to D using gParted, but still no luck, so I then decided to reinstall quick launch using the HPQPDP folder from SWSetup, which seemed to go ok accept that after I rebooted, Nothing, just a blinking cursor on the screen.
I then tired to do a recovery using the disks, of course though disk two and three are stuffed. I cant see anywhere, where it asks me to press f11 to restore from the recovery partition which still should be intact.
My computer seems to read the damaged disks ok, so as I last chance I am copying them onto brand new disks but I am not hopfull of this working.
Is there some way in advance to access this recovery partition, I read something in another thread about making it active. Could I boot with gParted (or use diskpart) and make it active?
I also understand new recovery disks can be obtained through HP is this correct?
04-07-2009 09:01 PM - edited 04-07-2009 09:32 PM