Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:31 AM
Has anyone done a recovery (reformat) using the HP recovery disks? How long does it take? Any special things to look out for? Are you supposed to disconnect completely from the internet and disconnect the printer and mouse?
I have an HP Pavilion dv6135nr, Windows XP Pro-Media Center Edition 2005, bought 11/30/06. I already did a recovery from the partition on 11/21/07, but it turns out the partition was corrupt, so another one must be done (HP sent the disks upon request). I'll not discuss the isssues here as Papakid has done a magnificent job in assisting me re: malware/infection etc. Getting back up to speed following the 11/21/07 recovery was a nightmare because the Windows Updates didn't seem to load fully or in correct order.
Just need to know the time involved and anything to look out for; the disk check, BIOS check (all is good), cleaning out temp files, cookies, defrag etc. are all done regularly; have had Spy Sweeper and Norton AV from time of purchase (no problems ever found)...mostly problems with the OS I'm told.
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