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Using HP Recovery media to recover
You can use HP Recovery media to recover the original system. This method can be used if your
system does not have an HP Recovery partition or if the hard drive is not working properly.
1.
If possible, back up all personal files.
2.
Insert the first HP Recovery disc you created into the optical drive on your computer or into an
optional external optical drive, and then restart the computer.
– or –
Insert the HP Recovery USB flash drive you created into a USB port on your computer, and then
restart the computer.
NOTE:
If the computer does not automatically restart in HP Recovery Manager, change the
computer boot order. See
Changing the computer boot order
on page
68
.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Changing the computer boot order
If computer does not restart in HP Recovery Manager, you can change the computer boot order,
which is the order of devices listed in BIOS where the computer looks for startup information. You can
change the selection for an optical drive or a USB flash drive.
To change the boot order:
1.
Insert the HP Recovery media you created.
2.
Restart the computer.
3.
Press and hold
esc
while the computer is restarting, and then press
f9
for boot options.
4.
Select the optical drive or USB flash drive you want to boot from.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Removing the HP Recovery partition
HP Recovery Manager software allows you to remove the HP Recovery partition to free up hard drive
space.
IMPORTANT:
Removing the HP Recovery partition means you can no longer use Windows
Refresh, the Windows Remove everything and reinstall Windows option, or the HP Recovery
Manager option for minimized image recovery. Create HP Recovery media before removing the
Recovery partition to ensure you have recovery options; see
Creating HP Recovery media
on page
64
.
Follow these steps to remove the HP Recovery partition:
1.
From the Start screen, type
recovery
, and then select
HP Recovery Manager
.
2.
Select
Remove Recovery Partition
, and follow the on-screen instructions to continue.
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Chapter 11
Backing up, restoring, and recovering
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