Does Vista deactivate the recovery partition if you create recovery discs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Randem, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Randem

    Randem Guest

    Randem, Jun 3, 2009
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  2. This would be a question better asked of the computer's manufacturer,
    as different OEMs use different recovery methods/mechanisms.


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    Bruce Chambers, Jun 3, 2009
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  3. I can only speak for the HP machines. You will be notified that the recovery
    DVDs or CDs can only be created once. You should do so because the Recovery
    partition is just that, a partition of the C: drive and will fail at the
    same time. The fee is about $30 to have HP send new ones.
    Charles W Davis, Jun 3, 2009
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    Randem Guest

    Randem, Jun 3, 2009
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    RalfG Guest

    HP have also been known to supply the recovery discs for free if, for
    example, the recovery discs cannot be created for some reason. Creating the
    recovery discs doesn't affect the functionality of the recovery partition or
    the software/driver recovery utility. The recovery partition is probably
    most often made inoperable when people repartition the hardrive , change the
    installed OS or set up dual-booting without due care. Flashing the
    motherboard BIOS with a non-HP update will do it too.
    RalfG, Jun 3, 2009
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    Donald Guest

    Basically he will have it especially when he follow the instruction in the
    manual to create recovery disc. He can try restore factory default or use
    some tools to see whether recovery partition is there and working fine after
    the creation of recovery disc. If something did happen, he can get the
    support of the manufacture of the machine to restore it.
    Donald, Jun 6, 2009
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