05-14-2004 10:11 PM
I would like to create my own recovery partition with dos and symantec ghost. How do i do this?
I've been doing some reading and i think it involves a FAT32 as a type 12(hex) partition type. But im not sure.
My questions is: what happends when you hit the F10 button? What partition does my HP look for? In what order should i have my partitions?
Thanks in advance
05-15-2004 01:37 AM
As I understand matters, the recovery partition is proprietary to OEM so that you can restore or recover your system in the event that something goes wrong. In that respect they will be using specialised software to provide such funcionality. You can create dual boot with same O/S but I am not so sure that you can replicate a recovery partion in the same way as it is set up with Pavilions shipped with XP. It is not impossible but it may be in contravention of licencing and/or copyright to create a framework which in effect mimics the HP recovery partition. If your system shipped with such partition and has been lost then HP may be able to assist.
What is your pavilion model?
For info - some links on restore and recovery
05-15-2004 08:16 AM
1. Partition the drive into a primary DOS partition and a 4 GB Extended DOS Partition. The 4 GB partition will be D:. Use Ghost to hide the entire extended partition so it doesn't get picked up when you install Windows.
2. Install Windows.
3. Ghost the partition. Reboot with a boot disk, unhide the extended partition, run the image in Ghost and send it to D: (the extended partition). Re-hide and reboot.
4. Make yourself a Ghost executable disk.
5. When you get ready to use the recovery, insert the Ghost disk and reboot. The disk will ask if you want to restore the image and the extended partition will be unhidden.
If you don't want to re-partition, use PartitionMagic to carve out the new partition.
05-15-2004 09:08 AM
Of course Thomas may be cloning from an existing drive with the HP implementation.
05-16-2004 04:54 AM
Lis B: Im really looking for some way to use the F10 functionality. I allready have made my own restore CD. I just think i would be neat to use the F10 to restore my harddrive (since the function is there!?).
Charles: None of your links seems to apply...
I've spend hours of searching on google for an answer to my question, it seems hopeless...
I guess the only way to find out how to set up the partitions is to order HP's recovery CD and then restore the recovery partition...
But thanks again for your replys, i sure appriciate it!