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Windows 7: System Recovery


04 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
System Recovery

My HP Pavilion DV7 laptop will not do a system recovery after I hit F11 when I boot the PC.

The recovery drive on my computer says it's just about full.

It's running windows 7 64-bit


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04 Jul 2010   #2

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Have you been putting Data on that partition?
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04 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you been putting Data on that partition?
No I haven't put anything on it.
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04 Jul 2010   #4

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Did you make your Recovery DVD's?

Why do you need to reinstall?
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04 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I got this taken care of thanks for your time theog.

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04 Jul 2010   #6
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Can you tell us how you fixed it to help others?

Recov partitions are often disabled by clean install of another OS. But their image file can be extracted and run.
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05 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My problem was a activation issue that couldn't be helped over the phone so the lady at microsoft wanted me to call the technicians. Well I decided against it and tried to find another way and thankfully the key on the bottom of my computer can be used when activating window so it's genuine (which I didn't know).

But because I had nothing important on my computer I was going to try and just do a system recovery. So I really have no solution, now I could still try and do a recovery if you would like me to try extracting and getting it to run. Just let me know I would be happy to help.
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06 Jul 2010   #8
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If your computer is less than a year old, then you still have tech support under warranty to get the Recovery partition fixed, which is normally handled by sending you a Recovery disk set. Even if out of warranty, most maker's only charge shipping so you can decide if it is worth it to you to have the disk set which will restore the computer to factory condition.

With the disk set, you can even delete the Recovery partition to recover the space into your OS if you are happy with it, run the DIsks to reinstall both the Recov partition and the OS, or just sit on them and see how things go.

Most tech enthusiasts try to find a clean copy DVD installer of the OS so they can clean reinstall without the factory bloatware using the Product Key stickered to the machine. With HP, you can even extract your favorite apps from the Recovery Disks, or find any needed drivers on their webiste Downloads page for your model. HP 3rd Party Software After Clean Win 7 Install

Finally, we have been hearing reports here that MS is mandating that makers must provide a clean copy DVD of the OS (as they did with Upgrade kits Vista>Windows 7) if customers demand them. Perhaps you can test this if you want and report back what you find.
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06 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just a friendly warning- that message about the recovery drive being full is highly undesirable. The Recovery partition on OEM computers are only meant to be READ from and not written to. What happens is that, often unknowingly for the user, system restore points keep getting written to that partition. This will render the Recovery partition unusable. You can configure your machine NOT to do so, see this page on how to.

Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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06 Jul 2010   #10

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For your HP OEM activation issue, you will need to update the BIOS. Have a read of the MS solution here Windows Not-Genuine,MGA Diagnoostic Tool.

For your Recovery Partition problem, follow Bill2's advice.
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