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Solved: Aborting Recovery Disc Creation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by meviin, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. meviin

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    I just got Vista OEM installed on a hp dv6000t laptop.

    I thought it might be a good idea to create a set of recovery discs which, to my understanding, would basically be like an OS install disc set (my laptop didn't come with a copy of windows on a disc, excluding my hard disk). However, when I discovered that it would take 10 cds (no dvd burner) I discovered that I didn't actually have enough cds to continue with the operation.

    When I canceled, it said that I would be able to resume from where I left off meaning that the ~6 gig it took to create the image for the discs is eating up space.

    Does anyone know how to find/remove this large recovery image file? Is there even a large file or am I just an e-hypochondriac?

    Thanks for your time
    -Sam
     
  2. Orumph

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    If you do not continue the recovery you will lose the ability to install the OS again, unless you contact HP for the discs and a modest fee ofcourse.

    The backup that you are creating is located on a hidden partition of the hard drive. it will usually be about 30M +/- . Once the discs are created or you get a copy, you can then blow away that partition and recover the lost space.
     
  3. meviin

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    thanks
     
  4. Orumph

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    Actually, I did find a way to reset the ability to install the OS disks starting from disk 1.

    But, I did not document it.

    There is a file located somewhere, possibly the root of C: or in Windows directory, again I can't remember where or the name. that if you change the number to 0 or 1 it will start off from the beginning again. I believe it was a file or directory that said HP.
     
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