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System Recovery Failure

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  • Started 1 year ago by beckysbabe
  • Latest reply from vistamike
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beckysbabe
Posts: 7

Hello There,
I atempted a system recovery, using the recovery CD's that I created, it gets thru disk one, once it gets thru disk two, it only gets so far and it blue screens, after I restart,so it can't complete.
It gives the following message:
boot failure, insert the disk, I can't acces safe mode, nor any sort of windows.
Is there anything i can do?

Forgot to mention, i do not have an install disk, it came pre-loaded, and also my computer its the following:
Compaq Presario SR5710F Desktop PC

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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

You may need to check the hard disk, depending on the make of PC there maybe an option in the BIOS to test the hard drive.

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beckysbabe
Posts: 7

I have tested the hard drive, and it has passed every single test on it :(

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gedstar
Posts: 521

Could be a problem with the recovery disk, there should be a recovery partition on the hard drive

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....ct=3867469

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beckysbabe
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it keeps saying disk boot failure tho, when i push f8 or f11, so how do i go to the recovery partition?

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vistamike
vistamike
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Turn off the computer if it is not already off.

Disconnect all connected devices and cables such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax.
Remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware.
Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord .

Turn on the computer and immediately press the F11 key repeatedly, about once every second, until Recovery Manager opens.

By doing this you will lose ALL your data and return your computer to day one.

Mike

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