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Mobile Computing Laptops, Notebooks, Ultrabooks, Netbooks... whatever you want to call them. Discuss!

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Old Oct 26, 2010, 05:26 AM   #1
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Pissed HP G60-235DX Notebook F11 Recovery Not working

Here is a long story made short,i have this laptop purchased from US and here are the specs .Now for the story,
The notebook comes with 2 Primary partitions [a massive 300Gb for C drive and puny 10Gb for D:\ Recovery Drive ]. I hate these kind of configs because they leave no room for backing your data when something happens to your OS[Win Vista Home Premium].
Hence this is what i did,
1. Shrunk the C:\ [300Gb] drive to 120Gb.
2. Created a Unallocated space of 180Gb ,which later i tried creating 2 90Gb drives [ this wouldn't be possible as there is some limit in number of primary partitions i.e because the unallocated space is also primary because was stripped from c drive]
3. So Restarted the Netbook so that i can USE Partitioning utilities available in Hirens Boot CD [which was a failure, as the inbuilt cd drivers were not the correct one ]
4. Since the Primary Active partition C:\ drive was changed something wrong had happened to OS Drive.
5. I thought i could restore my pc to normal with F11[HP Recovery Manager] but sadly there was no response from my PC and it alerted
"No Boot Device Found - Insert a bootable Disc Media"
this hints me:- During the partition process the C drive and Recovery drive was marked InActive which caused this problem.

Now , how the hell am i going to access the recovery drive or Install my OS or Mark the partition Active.
I Tried a XP Boot cd which sadly crashed middle way of loading the drivers,
Now my whole PC is in your Hands

note:
this link would not work as i am unable to access my Windows OS

Last edited by gokujames; Oct 26, 2010 at 05:27 AM. Reason: added some extra info
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 09:16 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #2
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Re: HP G60-235DX Notebook F11 Recovery Not working

i will have to bump this to make my lappy work , sorry
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