The HP OMEN 17t and Most OMEN notebooks that have a SSA hard drive and a SATA Drive Can NOT be recovered by using HP's USB-Recovery that they send to you .
1). The notebook will perform the recovey BUT once it is done you will receive a EROR MESSAGE.
The eror message ( in lameins terms) the notebook doesnt know where to install any of the files or where to place the partion.
THe recovery dics or USB recovery Will NOT WORK! This has been discussed with HP OMEN Techs in depth.
The Only Answer to all this is. When you first get this notebook you need to create a System Recovery Media. If you do not do this you will be sending your notebook back and forth to HP and I would say in about 2 months you should have your notebook back in working condition.
If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me about this Issue.