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Recovery Partition in HP EliteBook® 8440p

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Are you interested to know about the use of recovery partition in HP EliteBook 8440p notebook?

HP EliteBook 8440p notebook comes with several advanced features and high-end hardware configuration. The topmost LCD panel of brushed metal makes it very professional in look. It has a 14 inch diagonal display. The Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with a memory of 2 GB and internal drive memory of 250 GB are also notable features of HP EliteBook 8440p notebook. The notebook has three USB ports and an additional eSATA/USB for faster devices. It has a spill-resistant keyboard and touchpad with scroll zone. HP EliteBook 8440p notebook uses the 9-cell Primary (100 WHr) which has a battery life up to 11 hours and 45 minutes. It also has a high definition audio, integrated stereo speakers and integrated dual-microphone array. The default operating system that comes with the notebook is Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32 bit or 64 bit edition.

The working of recovery partition and steps to recover the corrupted partitions in HP EliteBook 8440p notebook are given below:

  • Recovery partition
  • Working of recovery partition
  • How to recover a corrupted partition?

Recovery partition

A recovery partition in HP EliteBook 8440p notebook is a section of your hard drive that stores system files and data. Although your notebook comes with preloaded recovery partition, but you can use a partition utility and a backup program that will create a compressed image of your newly reformatted and reloaded hard drive. Norton PartitionMagic 8.0 and Norton Ghost 10.0 are such utilities. You need to create a partition large enough to hold the data and backup your primary drive to the partition. When you need to restore, run Ghost and expand the backup image to your primary drive.

Working of recovery partition

To access the recovery partition in your HP EliteBook 8440p notebook, you need to click on ‘Start’ menu and then select ‘Computer Management’. Accept the user access control if enabled. In ‘Computer Management’ section, there would be three side menu options like ‘System Tools’, ‘Storage’ and ‘Services and Applications’. From this, click on ‘Storage’ and then ‘Disk Management’. On top, there will be a list of drives like the main drive C: and recovery drive. To access the recovery drive you need to right click on it and select ‘Make Partition as Active’. Now restart the computer and it will now load the recovery partition.

How to recover a corrupted partition?

The partitions may get corrupted in your HP EliteBook 8440p notebook. The reasons could be virus infections, power fluctuations, damaged operating system and abrupt system shutdown, etc. The various partition recovery software to recover partition from its corrupt state includes Windows partition recovery software, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery software, etc. that enable to recover lost or formatted partitions. If you have lost a partition due to MBR damage or accidental deletion, you can recover the data from the partition using ZAR data recovery software.


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