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Recovery Disks Created on HP Pavilion Do NOT Work on SAME PC

Pavillion 15
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)

My friend asked me to help her sell her HP Pavillion 15. 

 

I created Recovery disks using the laptop's recovery disk creator tool. 

 

I blanked the drive with our DoD eraser software.

 

I ran the Recovery Disks. 

 

The disks say they are not authorized for this computer. 

 

I don't understand how that's possible. I created the disks on the same computer I'm trying to use them on. 

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Recovery Disks Created on HP Pavilion Do NOT Work on SAME PC

Hi,

 

"I blanked the drive with our DoD eraser software." is the main problem, no available signature now. I always use the Recovery set over the top. I know why you have to erase the HDD.

 

My suggestion: Pull it out, mount to a different computer, initiate it and make it like a new HDD then reinstall it back.

 

Regards.

BH
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