None of the links seem to help me except the 2nd one and the last one, but I do not have a 16GB USB flash drive in order to make a Recovery on the Flash Drive.
The last link has some interesting information:
---My PC does not have a DVD drive.
Most mini notebooks do not have an optical disc drive. You can connect an extern USB hard drive or optical drive, to back up and restore files. And you can create a bootable recovery disc on a 16 GB USB flash drive. See Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk.
I lost my recovery discs
If you lost your disc, or did not make a disc before the hard drive crashed, or if the recovery manager program on the recovery partition does not work
, just contact HP to order a replacement recovery disc. You can order the disc on-line, or you can click Contact HP on the top of this web page and call your HP support agent. You will need both the Product Number and the Serial Number of the computer to purchase a replacement disc.
I'm confident there is a way to utilize the Recovery partition somehow...
Edited by Sploog321, 22 March 2011 - 09:47 PM.