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Recovery partition on laptops?

May 27, 2008 at 10:34:39
Specs: Windows XP, AMD CPU with 1.0GB memory

Hi everyone,

Most laptops from HP, Toshiba, Acer, Dell, etc. have a "Recovery partition" on the hard drive. My questions are:
- This Recovery partition can recover the whole computer system even when the computer is "completely death", right?

- Is the reccovery instruction to be the "same" on all laptops or dependence on the manufacturer and the generation of the laptops? For example, my HP laptop can recover by pressing F11 before it loads the Windows OS.

I really appreciate for any answers.


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#1
May 27, 2008 at 10:59:39

See below.

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#2
May 27, 2008 at 11:01:56

The recovery partition is an image of the way the system was when it left the factory. If there is no hardware problem it can be restored to that state.

Different manufacturer's have different recovery procedures.


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#3
May 27, 2008 at 11:18:49

If the harddrive dies and you replace the harddrive the recovery is gone. On HP'S there should be an option in the BIOS to test the harddrive. I got a friend with an HP laptop there drive died under warrenty. HP replaced the drive and sent recovery CD. Why don't they just send the recovery CD/DVD in the first place is beond me.

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#4
May 27, 2008 at 11:27:56

"This Recovery partition can recover the whole computer system even when the computer is "completely death", right?"

If the PC is "completely death", how are you gonna access the HDD to run the recovery?

"Why don't they just send the recovery CD/DVD in the first place is beond me"

No one ever reads the instructions, but the buyer is supposed to create the Restore CD's ASAP after getting the PC. It's a one shot deal...if the discs get lost or damaged, you can't go back & create another set. You have to contact the manufacturer for replacements.

http://www.pctechbytes.com/hp-recov...

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#5
May 27, 2008 at 12:45:14

Thank you for all answers folks.

This is for Jam. Sorry, I did not state clearly about "completely death" computer. What I mean is that you can turn on your laptop, but it does not load Windows OS. Assume the hard drive is still working well, but the OS is crashing.


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#6
May 27, 2008 at 20:41:00

Jam i have a different opinion. I think its the OEM's responsability to send the disk. When i turned on my laptop for the first time i had no blank DVD'S luckly i was able to make them later. I made the recovery set and later needed to run the recovery and was unable to. The reason is beond me. Thats why i feel the OEM should just send the CD'S. Dell and Gateway both sent a real OEM windows CD at one time it just had their label on it and was modified a little. They should just do that the Dimension 2400 model is the one that sent the OS cd and drivers CD and at first i thought it was going to be a pain to install the drivers but it wasn't. My Gateway 300 S you just put the CD in and it installed all the drivers with just a few clicks.

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