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Recovery Partition in HP ProBook® 4710s

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Learn about the role of recovery partition in HP ProBook 4710s and how to recover corrupted partitions.

The ProBook line of laptops designed by HP strikes the right balance between power, entertainment and business. HP ProBook 4710s offers good computing power at an affordable rate. The laptop is powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of main memory. It is shipped with the Windows 7 Professional operating system and a large capacity hard disk drive of 500 GB. The recovery partition is used to store all the system files so that you can use it to restore your system to a previous stable state.

The functioning of the recovery partition in HP ProBook 4710s and methods to recover corrupted partitions are discussed in the following points:

  • Restore operating system
  • Creation of recovery disc
  • How to recover a corrupted partition

Restore operating system

The first thing that you need to do to restore your system using the recovery partition is to make sure that you have a backup. Go to ‘Computer Management’ from the ‘Start’ menu by executing the command ‘compmgmt.msc’ using the ‘Run’ function. In the window opens, select ‘Storage Management.’ You would be able to see all the partitions in your computer. Right click on the system recovery partition and mark as active. This process would restart your computer and will boot into the system restore utility. Select the option that you would like to use and follow the prompts.

Creation of recovery disc

The recovery discs include all Microsoft Windows set-up and installation files. You can create the recovery discs from the recovery partition in your PC. To do this launch the HP Recovery disc manager, next select the disc creation process and proceed. Once the files are ready to be copied insert blank discs into the drive and burn the discs. Most probably you might have to use more than one disc. The Windows set-up would be included in the set of discs you created.

How to recover a corrupted partition

To recover a corrupted partition you need recovery discs that are compatible for your PC. The first thing you need to do is disconnect all the peripherals from your computer. Next place the first disk in the set of discs into the drive. Select Advanced Options from the menu once the system boots up. Type ‘FDISK’ at the command prompt and create a DOS partition and restart your system. Follow the prompts and restore files into the recovery partition.


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