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Information on recovery disc hp w-7


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#1 spidertom

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

new hp windows 7
I'm trying to create recovery disc and I started it and didn't get the dvdr
in fast enough and it started,you can't stop it once it starts.
So after it copied the partition or tryed to.
I started and put the dvdr in this time but I wonder if I didn't ruin the
part of the drive I need to make the recovery disc.
How can I check to see if the dvdr I had in there has the information
I need in case down the road I need it?
Would I just put the dvdr in the computer and open it at the hard drive?
Maybe see the files there?
I had w-xp before and I had no trouble making recovery disc there.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

if i encountered problems i would just toss the disk and do it again.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:43 AM

Thanks for the reply,
I thought you could only copy it once. I don't know.
Also one place they had instructions that says it only takes afew seconds
to make a recovery,another place says it takes an hour.
I'm really mixed up on this Help appreciaterd

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

I also was of the opinion that the creation of the full recovery disk is a once only option, but will stand corrected if that is not the case.
However, if it is, do you have an external hard drive?
If you do have an external drive, I suggest making a full image of the system, there are several image making programs available, some for free. One free one I have used being Macrium reflect, and later successfully used it to transfer the contents of a small hard drive to a much larger drive fitted to my laptop.
Making a system image, at any time, means you can reinstall everything as it was, including the operating system. To my mind the best backup going.

Nev.
Why all the fuss, I already have Windows 8. Three windows at the front, and five at the back since I bought the house.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

The system manufacturer...is responsible for system recovery procedures and how they are implemented.

As far as I know...there is no standard for all OEM manufacturers...you need to read your manual or go to the website of your system manufacturer and read just what you are supposed to do and how it is to be done.

What model HP system do you have?

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00810334

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07143 , see Creating Recovery Disks.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

I have a hp windows 7 and don't know how to check it so I will know if
it's a good copy or not.
Where do you suppose the files went when I did'nt hace a dvdr in the tray?
Was the copy terminated I wonder?
Thanks for your reply

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:19 PM

Files are copied to a cache or temorary file on your computer before writing.

You didn't post your HP Model number.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:24 PM

it can take hrs to create the recover ,i just made them for a Acer one netbook and it took 3 dvd's 2 hrs or so to make

most laptop only give you the option to make them once ,you could put the dvd you made into the laptop and go to [my]computer and right click on the dvd icon and go properties and it will tell you if there is anything in gig 's [size ]on the dvd

the hp should have told you when it was finished and it should have kicked out the dvd ,it also should have not started the process with out a dvd in the drive ,and should have warned you so,

, over the years i had 2 Compaq laptops and they both used 2 dvd ,and they were only winxp ,my wife's Toshiba made 2 dvd's win/vista ,have to say i never seen a laptop that only needed 1 dvd ,and i have been fixing and doing recovery for customers for a few yrs now ,and they all took 2 dvd

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