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DBANed now System Recovery Disks won't work

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#1 Maniacal16


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:12 PM

Used DBAN on a computer I'm planning on giving away and had read that my system recovery disks would work to replace the OS. I run Vista on an HP Pavilion. The disks were directly from HP. I already have my settings to boot from cd drive on startup and the computer does not recognize the disk.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

What  model Pavilion?


Where did you read the info stating that your recovery disks did not need a hidden partition installed on the hard drive by HP?



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:38 PM

Pavilion Dv6. Don't have anything more specific than that on me. I read several other reviews from people who had no difficulty using recovery disks after the fact (users with HP Pavilions as well). However I never specifically read that I did not need a hidden partition installed.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:15 AM



If you created the recovery disc set (usually 3 DVD)  using "HP Recovery Manager" or "HP Recovery Disc Creator" , you don't need the recovery partition in the HDD. Make sure you are inserting the first DVD . You an change the boot order in DV6 by pressing  F9 during power on. 


First disc in the recovery DVD set uses WinPE as the recovery medium. You can check if the medium is good or not by booting it from another system. If the DVD is good and boot fine in another system, your DVD drive may be faulty.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:22 AM

As Anshad Edavana eluded to, you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order and the hdd second in order to boot from the disc.

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