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    Cannot Reinstall from Recovery Partition or Disk

    Have a 64 bit HP Pavilion Home Premium desktop that has become corrupted and we'd like to get it back to factory settings.

    I can use F11 to access System Recovery, and the first step is formatting the hard drive. It stays on that screen for at least 15 minutes with the completion pct never moving off 0%. It eventually errors with a 1002 msg, saying I should contact HP for support. Right!!!

    If I use a Vista 64 CD (not from HP - an iso image I downloaded and burnt using another computer), I'm on the green and blue Vista screen (after I press any key to boot from CD, and after it finishes loading Windows) for just over 8 minutes (I actually timed it - twice) with no writing or images on the screen - just a cursor, before it gives me a BSOD
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    STOP: 0x01
    nvstor.sys


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    Re: Cannot Reinstall from Recovery Partition or Disk

    That error is related to either bad memory or problematic drivers. Considering that it happened with a installation disk I'm inclined to think memory I suggest that you test it with memtest: Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Run it for at least 3 passes.

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    Re: Cannot Reinstall from Recovery Partition or Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
    That error is related to either bad memory or problematic drivers. Considering that it happened with a installation disk I'm inclined to think memory I suggest that you test it with memtest: Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Run it for at least 3 passes.
    Ran it for 5 passes - no errors found

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    Re: Cannot Reinstall from Recovery Partition or Disk

    I used GParted to delete the partition that had Vista installed, then used HP's System Recovery partition. This time it seems to be working.

    Yes, reinstallation is complete and PC is up and running at Vistas normal, slightly sluggish pace.

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    Re: Cannot Reinstall from Recovery Partition or Disk

    Hmm interesting. I'm glad that you where able to figure it out. As for your system how much memory does it have? If you don't have at least 2 gb more than likely it will be slow.

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