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Old 04-04-2012, 06:13 PM
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Default Wierd recovery attempt

Elderly customer brought in an older HP dv6 that her daughter gave her.
Daughter said it needed a hard drive.
They wanted to know what I could do.

I ran the built in diags. Everything was okay except for the disk. It failed the built in disk diag.

Checked with HP to see if they had recovery CD's available but they didn't.
I could order them 3rd party but before that I took the following chance.

I took the disk and hooked it up to another PC and it came up. so I took an acronis image of it.
Hoping to get lucky I restored the image to another drive but it failed because a portion of the OS record was corrupt according to Acronis.
So I took a chance and just restored the MBR and the recovery partition.
Popped the disk into the laptop and it started running the system recovery.

I tried this before but evidently I did it right this time.

looking forward to putting the original disk in the bench PC to figure out what is wrong with it.
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