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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 32981 28-Apr-2009 03:23
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hello there

recently I have chance to work on hp laptop. In the lap top when we power on it the two black screen appears. one as usaual as in other computer and the other one where a message appears if you want to restore your laptop press f5. And when i open my computer there is a hard drive name restoration disk that was not acessable.

my question is if install other software in will the back up will be updating in the recovery partisian, means if then after the installation of other software, i restore the my laptop the newly software will be installed also.

and please help me. i want to do this my desktop computer. so that if i restart my computer in the begning restoration option will appear and if i want i can restore my desktop computer. please give a reference of any website so that i can get rid of that .
thank you.

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  Reply # 210055 28-Apr-2009 06:33
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with HP you will be greatful when the time comes when you need to reload/reformat your PC, other than that you can just reload your OS and reformat your drive with an OEM copy of windows XP as restoration cds don't work that way, it will look to the partition to restore your PC.

What you can do probably edit the boot.ini file to speed up the process instead of taking a long time it will take lesser time and boot directly to the partition you require.

I hope this is what you meant.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 210395 29-Apr-2009 03:38
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my question is how to make a recovery partisan in desktop computer.
so that i just have to press a button in boot screen to restore my pc
and backup up gradation in the recovery partisan is automatic


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Master Geek

  Reply # 210414 29-Apr-2009 08:21
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purchase a copy of nortons partition magic. this will enable you to create a new can set your boot screen to give you a choice of which OS you wish to use at start up.

also its better to format your system to NTFS which nortons will do without destroying your files etc



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  Reply # 210425 29-Apr-2009 09:48
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Pardon? You can use diskpart.exe, part of windows to create partitions.. no need to fork out for an expensive product you'll use once.

Slightly more complex if you want to edit existing partitions without losing data.

@engrrehan . Most PCs don't have the facility to use a recovery partition. It's a feature that's usually available on laptops only. Some PC's have them, but they're usually from a big vendor like HP or IBM. The data on the recovery partition is customised by those vendors for that particular combination of hardware. It would take considerable time and effort to create a recovery partition for a generic PC.


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