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Windows 7: Factory Recovery (F11) not working in HP Envy 4-1025 TX

05 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
Factory Recovery (F11) not working in HP Envy 4-1025 TX

I recently purchased HP Envy 4-1025 TX which came preinstalled with Windows Home Basic X64bit. Since it was having a single partition of 500 GB, i decided to do partition and for that i used bootable USB Drive to make 2 partitions, one of 50 GB and other of remaining space. After partitioning i abort the process in middle and then pressed F11 for system recovery but that didn't worked and finally i used that bootable USB Drive only to clean install Windows Home Basic. My problem is that i want to restore system to factory image using recovery partition since activation would be a issue. Now i tried many steps to use recovery partition like I made recovery partition as active and then boot but it is not working and rather windows opens up. I also did try to change letter of recovery partition to D: but that also didn't help. I also tried HP UEFI Update but that is also not working and giving error that your drive already has 4 partitions. The remaining disk space of about 395 GB is also unallocated, i can't allocate it since when i try to allocate it, it gives error that there is no space for new partition as MBR is full.

Now i really need help to recover my system using recovery partition. The partition is there but i don't know why it is not working.

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05 Oct 2012   #2
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Why would you abort a partitioning operation done at boot without expecting it to ruin your OS and likely everything else on the HD? It's almost as though you gave some thought to what you could do that would mess things up the worst.

Now that you've reinstalled the licensed version what is the anticipated activation issue which requires you to run Factory Recovery? Just insert the Product Key from the COA sticker to activate. Everything you need is here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you're unable to run from boot HP Factory Recovery then you can try to Boot Recovery Partition using EasyBCD which may run Recovery but will not restore the hotlink to boot Recovery. For that you will need to order the Recovery Disks from HP.
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