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Installed new hard drive but cant find my recovery disk for hp dv5000

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December 12, 2012 10:26:04 AM

installed a new hard drive in hp dv5000 but cannot find recovery disk. just black screen with blinking cursor is all that appears.

help if possible?

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December 12, 2012 10:54:38 AM

dboatie said:
installed a new hard drive in hp dv5000 but cannot find recovery disk. just black screen with blinking cursor is all that appears.

help if possible?

db


A new HDD will not have anything on it, OS, Recovery partition, or anything else. Explain what you are trying to do.
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December 12, 2012 11:34:12 AM

I am trying to have it boot back up like with all software prior to changing of hard drive.
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December 12, 2012 11:40:30 AM

dboatie said:
I am trying to have it boot back up like with all software prior to changing of hard drive.

There is nothing on your hard drive. How to you expect it to boot if there is no operating system on it ?
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December 12, 2012 12:44:59 PM

THat is what I am trying to find out if I have to purchase the recovery disk or is there another way to restore?
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December 12, 2012 2:17:36 PM

dboatie said:
THat is what I am trying to find out if I have to purchase the recovery disk or is there another way to restore?



There is no other way unless you do a new install of the OS.
"Cannot find recoverys disks" insinuates you lost them. As opposed to cannot find recovery partition (HDD)
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