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.
– or –
Insert the HP Recovery USB flash drive you created into a USB port on your computer, and then
restart the computer.
NOTE: If the computer does not automatically restart in HP Recovery Manager, change the
computer boot order. See Changing the computer boot order on page 75.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.