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My partitions and boot manager have been messed up. I have a recovery sector on the hard drive, a set of 5,cds and a windows 8 USB recovery. One error I get is the boot configuratio data is missing or contains errors, another is The drive where windows is installed is locked.

I have tried all the relevant commands via the console to unlock the drive and rewrite the boot sector with no effect.

Windows recovery can't proceed.

 

I have tried Disc 1 and 5 but they will not boot up.

Hp recovery tells me it can't find a backup.

 

How can I get the system to do a factory reset (no boot  config data/ partition?)

 

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maybe you can find a solution from http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961

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Thanks for that link nicci2, I note the first statement says the recovery manager does not initially work with W10, I also suspect it does not work when the boot sector file mentioned above is corrupted. But there is some help there as a last resort, to get it working.

 

Before that event I would like to tidy up these partitions. If someone has a recent laptop perhaps tell me the partitions that are necessary to keep my present, up to date functionality.

 

If eventually I have to do the recovery will ? return to W8 and stuff my W10?

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Thanks for that link nicci2, I note the first statement says the recovery manager does not initially work with W10, I also suspect it does not work when the boot sector file mentioned above is corrupted. But there is some help there as a last resort, to get it working.

 

Before that event I would like to tidy up these partitions. If someone has a recent laptop perhaps tell me the partitions that are necessary to keep my present, up to date functionality.

 

If eventually I have to do the recovery will Recovery return to W8 and stuff my W10?

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If your machine is pre-installed with win8 and upgraded to win10, recovery with the recovey discs will get you back to win8.

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