|"Does not work. Tried it."|
You have still not answered regarding what you're referring to.
All the links in response 3 work fine.
Did you try testing the hard drive ?
Did you try this... ?
"To determine if the HP Recovery Manager is operational, press the power switch to turn on the computer, and then repeatedly press f11 during the startup. If the Recovery Manager is operational, the computer will display a prompt to either (1) recover the operating system from files stored on the recovery partition, or (2) create a set of recovery discs which does not require the purchase of a replacement recovery disc."
See the first part of response 3.
All the laptops in the dv9500 series probably have dv9500 labeling (printed directly on the surface) where you can easily see it when the laptop is open.
Your SPECIFIC model in the dv9500 series is the one on the stuck on paper or plastic label on the outside of the laptop; that's probably on the bottom of it. .
If that SPECIFIC model is dv9500....., there are SEVEN possibilities shown at the first link in response 3 -- dv9500 CTO (Configured To Order - a custom model - you, or someone else, specified what components / features the model would have when you or they ordered it from the HP web site), or one of the SIX other ones.
If that SPECIFIC model is dv9500 with nothing after it, CTO may have been omitted on the label.
There is a second way of making sure you're looking up the support for the RIGHT SPECIFIC model. This is especially useful because sometimes HP doesn't list all of the possible SPECIFIC models .
The Product number of the SPECIFIC model is not used for any other SPECIFIC model.
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
The Product number - that's on the third line.
Use the Product number on the HP site, however, DO NOT use the # and the characters after that at the end of the Product Number, to search for Support and Troubleshooting
"Wanted to know if it mattered which one I choose"
The whole dv9500 series may use the same mboard, or there may be more than one possible mboard. Otherwise, the specific models often vary regarding which removable hardware they use, such as the wireless or wired network adapter, size of hard drive, type and speed of cpu, amount of ram, and regarding the operating system version used, and which language the operating system is set to use by default, etc.