I am trying to rebuild a HP Pavillion after a drive failure. I have installed the recovery system on a new drive using recovery media. I have created a system recovery disk using Control Panel > Backup and Restore - "Create a system repair disc".
However, when I try to boot using the CD via either built-in Sata DVD drive or an attached USB drive I only get Non System disk error. Thankfully I seem to have backups for the system. The problem is I can not do a full system restore. When I choose Recover system settings for your computer > Advanced recovery methods - to restore the system and restart into recovery mode. I hit the roadblock pictured below. It tells me I can not recover the system because I am booting from the drive I am trying to restore and to create a recovery disk, that also fails. Any advice you can offer is very welcome. Hope you are enjoying a lovely Memorial Day weekend, and thank you for reading.
The only suggestion I can offer if you can still read all 25 characters of the W7 product key on your PC's case, is to make a plain W7 Home premium 64 bit ISO file from the link below, toward the bottom of the page.