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create 2nd set of recovery disc ?

Discussion in 'HP Pavilion Notebooks' started by greendesert, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. greendesert

    greendesert Notebook Enthusiast

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    I got my new Hp DV7 machine last week. The first thing I did was create a set of recovery discs.

    Unfortunately, the very first discs has some issues - the surface seems to be scratched and I used dvd+r discs while hp recommends dvd-r.

    Now, I cannot create another set of discs. This is the latest OS from HP and renaming / deleting HPCD.SYS or hpdrcu.prc dont work as I cannot find them even with freecommander. Seems HP has renamed those files ??

    Is there any workaround to make second set of recovery discs ?

    thanks



    thanks.
     
  2. Bobmitch

    Bobmitch Notebook Virtuoso

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    Looks as though HP did something to the recovery process. Used to be that they would create files that you could just delete. I agree...there is NOTHING to change. No files created, unless hidden in one of the folders in the partition. However, you cannot access any files in the partition. You may end up having to spring for the recovery set that HP sells,. It really doesn't matter about the + or - R...what matters is that you stay with the same type for all the discs. Thought! Download imgburn from www.imgburn.com and rip the disc images to .iso files very slowly (especially in your case, where you say there are scratches)Create an .iso for each disc and save the .iso files on a drive in case you need more. I did a validation during the creation of the second set of discs, so the images are good...

    I just used Acronis True Image 2011 to compare files in the recovery partition. Search for a file called ReAgent.xml. I backed up my son's Pavillion before I did the recovery disks. This file was NOT in the original image. Recovery Partition\Recovery\system32\ReAgent.xml If you can find a way to delete that...it might be your answer

    Scratch that...it wasn't the solution...
     
  3. greendesert

    greendesert Notebook Enthusiast

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    I tried isobuster and that even could not read the bad sectors. Also, did full system recovery thru F11 but cant create recovery dics anymore.

    But I do have acronis image back up though.
     
  4. team79

    team79 Notebook Guru

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    Give HP a call and tell them the issue with the scratched set of disks you created. It's possible that they might agree to send you the factory Recovery Disks.
    Also you have the option to use Windows 7 Backup to create a System Image and a recovery disk. Of course this could take 10+ single layer disks.
     
  5. hpenvy

    hpenvy Newbie

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    Found on another forum. Try this at your own risk:

    1. Delete the file RMCStatus.bin (hidden) from two places:
    -c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery Manager\
    -The root of a drive d:\ (RECOVERY partition)
    2. Remove Rebecca.dat (also hidden) from C:\Windows\System32\
     
  6. wkbag

    wkbag Notebook Evangelist

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    O.K.
    I couldn't find rebecca.dat or RMCStatus in C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery Manager\
    I only deleted RMCStatus.bin The root of a drive d:\ (RECOVERY partition).
    Now I'm creating 2nd set of recovery DVD.:D

    spoken early. the recovery media creation stop with error at burn stage.
    any work around?
     
  7. hpenvy

    hpenvy Newbie

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    What's the error? I don't think it has anything to do with deleting the RMCStatus.bin though. Most likely it's a problem with your DVD.
     
  8. wkbag

    wkbag Notebook Evangelist

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    hereby error message
    I tried different types of DVD and even external DVD writer but no luck.
     

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  9. curtainb

    curtainb Newbie

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    This worked like a charm on my HP DV7-6163us. Thanks
     
  10. eSteven

    eSteven Newbie

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    I only
    1. Delete the file RMCStatus.bin (hidden) in recovery partition
    Worked great on my Pavillion G4-2320DX

    and I can create another set of recovery medias...

    Thank you
     
  11. totochto

    totochto Newbie

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    The .prc files are still there - you can't see them from windows even as administrator normally The following Ruby script looks up all files with specified endings in an extension file you create. It will all reveal files on a specified partition with extensions listed in the file you create.

    #=============

    require 'find'

    class ExtensionCataloger
    def initialize
    @catalog_array = []
    @ext_array = []
    get_user_info
    populate_arrays
    create_catalog_file
    end
    def get_user_info
    @ext_file = ask('Please Enter the Location Of The Extension File: ')
    @catalog_source = ask('Please Enter The Source Path To Be Cataloged: ')
    @catalog_destination = ask('Please Enter The Destination Path For The Catalog: ')
    end
    def populate_arrays
    IO.foreach(@ext_file) do |ext|
    @ext_array.push(ext.chomp)
    end
    @ext_array.sort!
    @ext_array.each do |ext|
    Find.find(@catalog_source) do |f|
    @catalog_array.push(f) if f.match(/^.*\.#{ext.chomp}$/)
    end
    end
    end
    def create_catalog_file
    File.open(@catalog_destination,'w') do |f|
    f.puts("Catalog File For Directory: #{@catalog_source}\n")
    f.print("File Extensions Cataloged: ")
    @ext_array.each { |el| f.print(el + ' ') if el != nil }
    f.puts
    @catalog_array.each {|el| puts el; f.puts(el)}
    end
    end
    def ask(prompt)
    puts prompt
    gets.chomp
    end
    end

    ExtensionCataloger.new

    =begin
    extension file should contain every file extension to be searched for. For example, If I am looking for all ".prc" and ".sys" files
    on drive C"/, the extension file contents would look like this:

    prc
    sys

    =end
     
  12. TotWow

    TotWow Notebook Enthusiast

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    never mind it work I had delete the rebecca file .. if I had known this earlier, I would never bought recovery disc from hp.
     
  13. gdbhoot

    gdbhoot Newbie

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    Did you check that your second Recovery DVD set working fine and are you able to restore the system using that second recovery set?
    Do you verify this?
    Regards,
    Girish Bhoot
    gdbhoot@gmal.com
     

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