Windows 7 Recovery Disk for HP Pavilion DV6

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Siva - Jun 17, 2012 at 11:06 PM
auschuck Posts 1 Registration date Monday January 12, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 12, 2015 - Jan 12, 2015 at 06:46 PM
Hello,


My Windows 7 got corrupted and I didn't backup my recovery disk.
Is there any way where I can get the recovery disk from hp for free? And my laptop is out of warranty now.

Thanks,
Siva

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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,255
Jun 18, 2012 at 04:59 AM
Hi,

No! You can't get the disks free from HP, you must purchase them.

But you may try this:

Set the folder options to allow viewing of hidden files and folders and show known file extensions.

Search for the following file: hpcd.sys

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

Delete both copies of the hpcd.sys files.

Run the HP recovery disk creation utility.

Good luck
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auschuck Posts 1 Registration date Monday January 12, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 12, 2015
Jan 12, 2015 at 06:46 PM
I changed the hpdrcu.prc to hpdrcu.bak. I guess that I could have deleted it, but I had cold feet about doing it. I found the file manually in the Recovery folder. Someone's suggestion worked like a champ. Went from telling me one set is all that's allowed, to asking me where I wanted the second set created. Thank you to whomever posted this.
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hello
My Windows 7 home basic got corrupted and I didn't backup my recovery disk.
Is there any way where I can get the recovery disk from hp for free? And my laptop is out of warranty now.

from:- sanjay
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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,255
Mar 12, 2013 at 04:50 AM
@Sanjay

As I mentioned, HP sells them, they will not make an exception for anyone.
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They sells them by asking Credit card details, which is very risky
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sir I want "Windows 7 Recovery Disk for HP Pavilion DV6" but From where do plz help
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