Create recovery DVD's more than once

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  1. peppa

    peppa Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,
    I'm new owner of HP nx7400.
    My laptop was as usual preinstalled with all the crap I'll never use, so I also immediatelly decided to reinstall the system.
    As i have no CD/DVD medium in my package I found out, that I need to create recovery disks in order to reinstall system.
    The problem was that I choosed to create ISO file instead of burning the discs. All the image files was created as expected, but before I burned them wizard deleted them all.

    So my question is, if there is any workaround how to create recovery discs again, because wizard is now telling me that I already create my rescue discs.

    Thanks for the answers.
     
  2. Greg

    Greg Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Wait, something took out the ISOs? If you still have those, you can create as many as you want with a burner.
     
  3. peppa

    peppa Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well, that's exactly my problem, all the ISO files were deleted when I clicked FINISH at the end of the wizard.
    And this was before I managed to burn them.
     
  4. SideSwipe

    SideSwipe Notebook Virtuoso

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    well on the pavilions u can trick the program into thinking u never created ur discs by searching for HPCD.sys (i think) in both your OS partition and the recovery partition and renaming it to .bak. then u can use the recovery manager to create a new set.

    if u still wanna create just the iso's then before u click finish, search for them and move them to somewhere else (either copy or cut) then click finish.
     
  5. peppa

    peppa Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank u very much, it's working :)

    Now I know what to do but before I was just clicking without reading, because most of the wizard notes are just boring ;)

    Just a small info:
    One hpcd.sys was located in the root of HP_RECOVERY partition and second in C:\Windows\SMINST\.
    It's necessary to rename/delete them both!
     
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    SideSwipe Notebook Virtuoso

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    yup heard about it here sometime ago, very useful to create multiple recovery discs to make sure when one is lost/scratched/broken, you have a replacement
     
  7. Burgerlim

    Burgerlim Notebook Geek

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    Hi, nice to know of the workaround for pavilions, how about HP business notebook...any work around i could apply... can't seems to find this option on backup manger already..
     
  8. orev

    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you already have 1 set of recovery discs, just copy them with your burning software, or you can use ISO Recorder (free). Copy the disc to an iso file, then copy the iso file to another blank disc.
     
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    devilcm3 Notebook Deity

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    my!!! SideSwipe you are really thee angel in my crisis :D
    thanks!!
    i posted on many forums but none of them replying :D
     
  10. edozio

    edozio Newbie

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    Does the new recovery DVD hold the Vista Updates made by Windows Update?
    That's the main reason for which I'd like to have more recent recovery DVD's.

    Otherwise, does anybody know how to keep the updates made by Windows
    Update?

    Thank you!
     
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