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Old 07-22-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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I don't know when this started to happen, but I only noticed it recently.

On my BIOS menu, there is a note that says F10 = system recovery. When I hold F10 nothing happens; windows boots normally.
On the OS selection menu, I have options for windows xp and windows xp recovery console. If I select recovery console, it appears to load (like restoring from hibernation), but when it is finished loading I get a BSOD that tells me windows recovered from a critical error and to run chkdsk /F

Well I've run chkdsk /F in safe mode, regular boot, and before boot, but nothing happens.

The recovery partition is the only way I have to reinstall my OS or restore to factory settings. It is read only, and almost 9gb. It shows up as HP_Recovery (D:)

The only hardware upgrades that I have done between the last time I used this and now was a graphics card and ram.

So I have a few questions. First and foremost, how do I fix this? Is there any way to restore my system, even if I butn the partition to a disk?
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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You should have an option to make recovery discs, click programs/pc health and tools,hp recovery disc creator/takes about 9 cds.
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I followed the steps on HP's website, and the program "CD Creator.exe", to make the recoverys, said I already did and I can only make one.

I emailed their support, and they basically said "Spend $15 to get an almost FREE backup disk!"

I also removed the hardware upgrades I did to see if that was what prevented it from working, and nothing changed.
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$15 is cheap. They will restore your recovery partition too. You will also be able to make the one time backup set. Will come in handy if you have to replace the hardrive.
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Yes, and as I said it is my failsafe.. Who seems to be the only option I have. I'm going to have to wait to get another external disk to back up everything I have before I format my computer.
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Was just trying to help you to the easiest way. The recovery discs will work on a larger hardrive also.
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