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So I went to do a factory reset on my Laptop because some files were missing that I need in the registry and was told to do a factory reset to guarantee recovery of all files but during the factory reset my laptop had shut down and had corrupted my recovery drive. Is there any way of fixing or recovering the recovery drive with out buying the Driver disc from the manufacture?
 

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How please do you KNOW

because some files were missing that I need in the registry
that files are missing in the registry -

As unless you have been `messing about` with the registry - you would not unless you are extremely experienced - have a clue what was missing.

As I have just completed this topic with you
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1142662-wireless-adaptor-problems.html
- and you posted here on a new topic while we were working on the wireless adapter problem IF it is the same computer I am confused.
 

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The reason I posted this while working on the other topic was because I thought well hey while im at it for fixing this first problem lets try to knock out two birds with one stone and see if someone can help me fix my recovery drive so I can start making retore points in my recovery drive if I ever need to use them if something were to happen. As for how I know that things were missing in the registry at the time when I booted up my computer I got an error message in the middle of boot up on the what im assuming is the Boot Up menu it said something about some registry file were missing. The recovery drive being corrupt has been an issue for quite some time, before I even knew this forum page even existed, and ive been trying to see my options on fixing it before I went and spent almost $40 on a disc to reinstall the drive. Is there any way to fix it with out the disc or do I need the disc and completely re-install the drive?
 

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I am about to press the big switch as I am in the UK
I will be back about 1800 UK time


It is very difficult to know the source of the message or indeed what it said
When I return if no one else has posted I will pick up the topic


In the meantime and I am NOT saying you have - but just in case
NEVER use registry cleaners, boosters, make it go faster programs, optimizers and that includes the
AVG tool on that computer


Sooner or later they will result in only ONE outcome - you will ruin the system.
 

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fix my recovery drive so I can start making retore points in my recovery drive if I ever need to use them if something were to happen. As for how I know that things were missing in the registry at the time when I booted up my computer I got an error message in the middle of boot up on the what im assuming is the Boot Up menu it said something about some registry file were missing. The recovery drive being corrupt has been an issue for quite some time,
If you are referring to the Recovery Partition then you need to know that Restore Points are Not saved to the Recovery Partition. They are saved to "System Volume Information". How exactly do you know the Recovery Partition is corrupt?
 

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I took it up to best buy and had them look at it and when I picked it up they said it was corrupted
 

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Sorry but I have to agree with Macboatmaster, The Geek Squad has a poor track record. Get a second opinion. To start a Recovery partition is a highly compressed and Protected drive.
 

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Well you tell me. When I try to factory reset I get a message saying something is missing factory reset could not be completed.
 

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Then you have no choice but to buy the recovery disk from HP unless you made one when the computer was new.
 

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Damn. Ok um can u also check out my other post its marked solved but the issue is happening again
 

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You were in very good hands there, mark the thread as unsolved and ask for additional help. Quite frankly though I think you need to spend the $33.00 and get the disk then reset the system to new.
 

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I would but I can't even get online to get to the forum to do that. The previous issue from before is happening again.
 

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You do not need to be online
you download that to a flash pen on another computer - the one you are posting on and run it on the computer in question.


AND please answer the question re AVG
 
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