Chance to get second copy of recovery disc? [Closed]

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 Romanrob -
Hello Dudes,
I had lost my first copy recovery discs of Compaq presarioc700 (vista) but I have the recovery partition still in my lap.Is anymore chance to get an another copy of recovery disc ?

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Search for the following file: hpcd.sys

There will be 2 copies,1 in C:\WINDOWS\SMINST and 1 in D:\

Just rename them to .bak and you can use the HP PC Recovery disc creater again.

The files are hidden and system files, so you will not be able to see them unless you change the explorer options so they will show up.
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Download Win RAR (to get around hidden files/ recovery partition), use the View function to search all local drives for HPCD.*. Rename all instances to HPCD.bak Reboot the computer, and then select the HP CD-DVD creator - job's a goodun'

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(This solution is the hybrid of a few solutions posted)
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hi there,

yes you can just go to the recovery manager

and create the recovery disk as you did last time

Thanks
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No, they limit you to one copy. You may be able to buy one from HP.

Good Luck
i cant open D:/ theres a warning
"Recovery Partition
Warning!

This area of your hard drive
(or partition) contains files used
for your PC Recovery.

Do not delete or alter these files.

Any change to this partition could
prevent any recovery later."

how can I open it???tnx hope to ans soon tnx...
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Can't you read? There is no need to open the recovery Partition.

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