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07-04-2009 07:56 AM
I replaced the hard disk drive of my HP Compaq 8510w (BIOS Version F.13, 06/24/2008) with a solid state disk. I created a 1:1-copy of the primary and recovery partition on the SSD from the original HDD. Both disks were attached to a desktop PC, the copy was done under DOS using a special disk image tool. The primary and recovery partition have the same size on the SSD.
The notebook boots, Windows XP works ok, the system runs stable with new SSD. There is only one small thing that does no longer work or is different than before:
when booting from the original HDD I got an option to recover the system (after boot POST-messages before Windows XP starts)
now this message is gone.
Although I used a disk imaging program, the partition HP_RECOVERY has now drive letter D: instead of originally R:
I changed the drive letter to R: but still the message to recover the system does not pop up when booting
Besides this, the system works normaly and stable as before, but much, much faster :-)
Using the HP recovery manager I was able to creat 3 ISO images. I thought that maybe after going through this process the recovery boot option would be active again, but it still does not show up.
If I replace the new SSD with the old HDD again, the message shows up again. So I guess that its not a BIOS thing
Does anybody now what I can do?
07-06-2009 08:47 AM
AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-62
4GB Memory RAM
500GB Hard Drive
ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
Windows Vista Home Premium
07-06-2009 09:01 AM
The size of the SSD is larger than the original HDD (some 50GB). The image was created using DriveImage 5.0. First I created an active primary partition for my C: drive, then another primary partition for HP_RECOVERY partition. The partitions are the same size as the original partitions.