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Problem with system restore

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by craigbrown2k3, Aug 5, 2010.

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  1. craigbrown2k3

    craigbrown2k3 Thread Starter

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    Ok, im trying to do a system restore on my HP Pavillion DV6000 laptop with Windows Vista.
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    I did a full format on the hard drive, removing the recovery partition, AFTER I made the recovery DVD. I then ran the recovery disk and it booted as it should.
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    This is where the problems began... While the disk was “formatting the hard drive” it got to 86% and said “error 1005: please contact HP if this problem persists”. I thought nothing of this and restarted the laptop, at the exact same point this happened. I then tried running a Vista install disk to do a fresh install and see what was happening, however the laptop decided its no longer going to read from DVDs (have tested with multiple bootable DVDs), but CDs still work.
    I then booted a Windows XP install disk and noticed that the partitions go:
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    unpartitioned 8mb
    unpartitioned 102gb
    C: Recovery Partition
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    I then let the computer boot without a CD and the recovery software started, and it got to 100% completion and I clicked finish. However, its now decided Windows is on D: and continually boots to the recovery partition.
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    As I mentioned earlier I cannot access the Windows Vista recovery system as the DVD drive doesn’t work. And there is a known problem with the DV6000 bios that stops me using my USB DVD Drive to boot (the option is there, but it wont boot from anything that is USB).
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    EDIT: Ok i have found a cd size vista recovery disk after a bit of searching so i can access the Repair features. But am still no closer to fixing it
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    Please help iv wracked my brains for 4 hours and searched on google a further 2.
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    Thanks
     
  2. daz1

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    tricky had this myself, if installed on wrong "drive" by mistake then you going to have to do it again but checking as it goes along to install on C
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

    suggest wait for another poster as sure i had to delete all other partitions so had the one only then that forces an installation to c drive not C recovery
     
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