I Changed the settings in the Bios to load from the cd drive, had the recovery disc in. The system then loaded the disc but then suddenly appeared with Error "This PC is not supported by the System Recovery Discs". I do not understand why? All that has happened to the laptop since the recovery discs were made is that the:
Hard drive had been wiped clean
A new optical drive has been fitted
There was also a fault with the graphics card so this has been fixed, dont know if replaced though.
If its any help the laptop is a HP pavilion dv2750 ea.