08-24-2016 04:30 PM
I had problems with the notebook running slow, with Chromium malware and computer occasionally cutting out. I therefore decided to reformat the hard drive and restore the computer to factory settings, using the recovery disks supplied for the notebook.
The Recovery disks booted okay and the computer proceeded to install files for about three hours on compltetion of this process the system reported that it had failed to effect a recovery.
The recovery disks are brand new and this is the first time i have used them.
A copy of the events log was sent to my "F" Drive, in the form of a WIM file I tried to read it in Notepad but it was all ascii type characters .
Can you please help.
08-28-2016 03:08 PM
Thank you for joining into the HP Support Forums! Here at the forums you will find suggestions, solutions and community members willing to lend a helping hand! I understand that you are unable to complete the HP System Recovery properly.
There is a document called Troubleshooting HP System Recovery Problems. This document may have steps in it that will help you sort out the recovery not completing properly for you.
If that does not help, I would suggest contacting us. Please use the following link to create yourself a case number:
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08-29-2016 07:50 AM
I am pleased to report that my laptop is now fully functional, no thanks to HP or the use of their Recovery Disks
I find it incomprehensible that the Recovery Disks purchased from HP at a cost of £30, failed to recover the system on the first pass. I have restored a number of computers (not HP ones) in the past without any problem, surely it is not beyond the technical capability of HP to match this standard?
I find it even more arcane that it has taken five days for HP to respond to my request for help
This is my first HP purchase, based on my experience of their engineering test equipment, and I can assure you it will be my last.