Laptop Recovery Disk How to access recovery files on hard drive
Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:05 PM
Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:21 PM
Hi. First, make sure you have some blank DVD's. Click on START and then All Programs. Look for something Under HP as there should be a utility for burning the recovery disks.
Gateway FX6800-01e----Intel Core i7 960 ( 3.2 GHz)---- Seagate Barracuda 750 Gb SATA II / 3.0 Hdd---- 6 Gb Crucial 1066 Mhz memory, running in Tri Channel conf-----Corsair TX650w PSU----- EVGA Nvidia GTX 560Ti 1gb GDDR5 Vram ----DVD +/- RW / CD ,RAM/DL Optical drive w/ Label Flash-----Gateway TBGM-01 Motherboard.... Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS w/ SP2; Samsung Synch Master 2243BWX 22" Monitor.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:20 PM
If you have Windows 7, it may be easier just to download the O/S from microsoft and just use the license key on the bottom of the laptop.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:26 PM
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:50 PM
the next place to check is to start the mfg backup/restore module, besides to option to create or restore a user backup there will usually be an option to create a set of system install disks and possibly a set of the factory drivers/controllers and related apps.
a final way you might access the factory install image (at least to reinstall/repair the system) is to reboot into the BIOS (the key(s) to press are the first thing you see when POST completes) look for an entry called D2D (disk to disk recovery), ensure it is <ENABLED>, and it should give you a key combination (like alt-F10) that you press as soon as POST finishes. this is probably what you were told to press the first time you turned it on out of the box.