disk activation!!!!

Hewlett-packard Envy 17 3d silver notebo...
April 18, 2011 at 17:20:17
Specs: Windows 7 home premium, 4x2.40 ghz, 6gb
hello, i am running a HP envy 17 on windows 7, I had trouble with the disks running slow and decided to wipe it clean( i store everything in a offline server so i dont need to save any data)in the recovery console,system restore was the only option ( does not make a difference ) and creating a boot disk errors me out with a " recovery partition not found" error, everytime without fail so looking around i figured the disk to be inactive turns out i was wrong, way wrong. I activated said partition and now I can only boot to recovery manager there are 4 partitions on this particular model C,D,E and F C being windows D being data E being recovery and F being HP tools. i reall wish i knew more about cmd and am going to make it a point to learn as much as i can about it, but for now my sweet new laptop is paralyzed. does anyone know their way around cmd to get the windows directory active and bootable?

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#1
April 18, 2011 at 17:51:55
i actually have recovery disks on the way in the mail so thats no option either, i also have a win7 .iso file on a usb drive but that gives me boot errors. basically looking for a workaround in the mean time to keep in touch with work. right now im riding on a blackberry 3gs for the internet

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#2
April 18, 2011 at 21:06:10
HP Recovery Manager can be accessed from the Start Menu, or by tapping F11 key as soon as you power on the laptop. Recovery Manager is used to reinstall back to factory specs_also used to make a Recovery Disk set.

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#3
April 18, 2011 at 22:08:00
HP supply a recovery parttion which can be accessed by repeatedly pressing F10 at startup, however if you formatted/wiped the disk, then there is a good chance that you have wiped the hidden partition as it doesnt seem to show. so that would explain why you are getting "no recovery partition found". you may have to contact HP and pay for a new installation set.

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#4
April 19, 2011 at 06:09:22
According to the link below, the F11 key is used to access the recovery partition. As was mentioned above, if you wiped the entire drive somehow then the recovery partition will no longer be there.

http://h20331.www2.hp.com/hpsub/cac...


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