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Recovery disc won't burn

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by triad95928, Sep 24, 2007.

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  1. triad95928

    triad95928 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,
    I have a new dv9500t and I'm trying to burn a recovery disc through Recovery Manager. I've tried CD's & DVD's both get an error of 'The disc you inserted is not blank. Insert a blank disc and close the drive tray.'
    I have successfully burned cd's & dvd's using drag & drop. I can read and open the files on the cd/dvd.
    So why can't I burn a set of restore disc? I do have a HP supplied System Recovery DVD, but I've read that there was a bad batch, so I don't want to risk it when I do a clean install.
    Any suggestions on getting Recovery Manager to recognize the dvds?
     
  2. laziboy9

    laziboy9 Newbie

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    Try going to start then all programs and look around that whole list for system recovery
     
  3. flipfire

    flipfire Moderately Boss Super Moderator

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    are you using DVD-R's to burn the recovery discs? cause if you i know what the problem is
     
  4. paj4x4

    paj4x4 Notebook Geek

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    If you're using DVD-R's to burn the recovery CD's then this could be the culprit as flipfire said. Don't know why but HP/Compaq prefers +R types.
     
  5. gr81

    gr81 Notebook Geek

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    Hi,

    I suggest downloading the HP recovery manager software update and you problem should be solved. I was getting an error while burning my second DVD and I just updated my software and it worked.

    Also I have used DVD-Rs to burn my recovery disks and have found no problems with them.
     
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    miner Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Also try a different brand of DVD's. DVD-R works fine with the recovery software. Infact as gr81 mentioned all my restore discs are in the DVD-R format.
     
  7. robvia

    robvia Notebook Consultant

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    Honestly, if you can move your SWSETUP folder to another computer, and then burn it to DVD using Nero, you're good to go.

    Once you do that, you can reformat the drive and start over. The recovery partition probably won't work, many have reported it doesn't work when they try to restore their machine.

    So the complete reformat, and reload of XP and Vista is a good choice. If the guides are too complicated, then find a friend who can help you do it.

    The DV9500T is basically the same as the DV6500T and DV2500T.
     
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    triad95928 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks so much for replying. I ended up using cds. Yep, it was 11 of them, but it worked...
    How do I update the recovery manager software?
     
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