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August 22, 2010 3:17:22 AM

Hi.

I have a dv6 series laptop. I can browse through the recovery drive but when i press the recovery key at start up, nothing happens.

P.S. My lappy came installed with Win XP and i installed Win 7 later. but still the darn recovery should work right? is there a way that i can make it work by hacking the boot record or something?

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August 22, 2010 8:32:44 AM

Your recovery partition is most likely for the XP install, what version of W7 did you install by the way 32 or 64?
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August 22, 2010 4:11:32 PM

Thanks for replying. i installed Windows 7 32 bit OS. Yes, the recovery partition is for reinstalling Win XP but i really would like to see it working. the funny thing is all this happened before i could find time to create a recovery disk! so, any help is greatly appreciated.
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August 22, 2010 6:13:59 PM

I think you may be boned, the recovery partition may well only work with the install of XP that your laptop came with.
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August 26, 2010 4:14:30 AM

ur recovery will totally redo the system its a built in feature otherwise reinstall xp then recover... Put in the win 7 disk to use win 7 recovery but otherwise most laptops have it built in to recover to factory
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August 26, 2010 4:15:23 AM

try hitting f1,f2,f3, etc at startup asoon as u turn it on till u see the screen an i dont mean the safemode or bootscreen it should have its own branded one
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August 28, 2010 12:19:29 AM

chillaxinb4u said:
try hitting f1,f2,f3, etc at startup asoon as u turn it on till u see the screen an i dont mean the safemode or bootscreen it should have its own branded one



i tried this nothing happens. :( 
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August 28, 2010 12:25:29 AM

chillaxinb4u said:
most laptops have it built in to recover to factory



this is exactly what i am talking about. the default factory method is not working.


I suspect that due to installing Win 7, the recovery partition got corrupt.


Isn't there anyone with similar experince or any HP engineer who can help me with this problem. I had a similar problem in my previous laptop. i let that one slide. but i really want to get this working. Experts please help.

thank you.
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