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Win8 Recovery DVD Not Bootable!

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Single Language

    Win8 Recovery DVD Not Bootable!


    I just created the HP Recovery DVD in windows 8 Single Language.

    The creation processes were successful. I used 4 DVD as required. But to my greatest disappointment, the first DVD (which suppose to have the setup.exe or whatever it is called) does not have it. None of the DVD has it.

    So, I can't make a fresh installation from the DVDs I created.

    Please, how do I get the missing file that will make it bootable?

    Thank you for your support.

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro with WMC


    Hmmmm, you have to refresh your PC or you have to reinstall it ..(May be) !!

    Or you can use system restore !
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Single Language


    @deeprana94,
    While I appreciate your contribution but you don't seem to get my point.

    My system and OS are ok but the Recovery DVDs I made from the Recovery Partition are not bootable (capable to boot from DVD for fresh installation). I checked the first disc, the setup.exe is not there.

    I can't create the recovery disc again (as it can only be created once) but the one I created is not BOOTABLE.
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  4. #4


    India
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro with WMC


    May be your Antivirus has removed that exe file during burning process...

    Or you can make one more DVD...
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Single Language


    How is that possible? I think you can only create it once. How do I make it again?
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  6. #6


    India
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro with WMC


    Use recovery media creator and create another dvd or usb whichever you want..
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Single Language


    I will let you know what happens when I try again. Thank you.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    I would call & ask HP/Compaq for Recovery Disks.

    or

    You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
    Country-Language Selector | HP® Support


    You can use the Windows system image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    You did try booting from the last DVD?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf


    Using HP Recovery media to recover ]

    You can use HP Recovery media to recover the original system. This method can be used if your
    system does not have an HP Recovery partition or if the hard drive is not working properly.
    1. If possible, back up all personal files.
    2. Insert the first HP Recovery disc you created into the optical drive on your computer or into an
    optional external optical drive, and then restart the computer.


    ● If the HP Recovery media do not work, you can obtain recovery media for your system from the
    HP website. For U.S. support, go to Contact HP / Customer Service | HP. For worldwide support, go
    to Contact HP Worldwide | HP.
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