How do you make a recovery disc for the HP Pavilion?


Quick Answer

To create a system recovery disc, insert a writable CD or DVD into the disc drive, go to the Control Panel, click on Backup and Restore under the System and Security section, click on Create a System Repair Disc on the left side bar, choose the CD drive location, and click on Create disc. An administrator password may be required to make a recovery disc.

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A recovery image should be installed in your computer to make a recovery disc. To check if a recovery image is installed in your computer, type "command" in the Search bar, and press Enter. On the displayed results, right click on the Command Prompt tool and click on Run as Administrator. In the command prompt window, type "recimg/showcurrent," and press Enter. If a message that says "There is no active custom recovery image" is displayed, then a recovery image must first be created before making a recovery disc.

To use the system repair disc, insert it into the system's CD/DVD drive, and restart or boot up the computer using the power button. When prompted, press any key to start the computer from the system recovery disc. Choose the language settings, click Next, select a recovery option, and click Next. If the prompt to start the computer from a recovery disc does not appear, your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD. To enable the computer to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with the computer and change the BIOS settings accordingly.

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