Hey All, Just joined the group and have found many good things here. OK here goes, I have a HP Pavillion dv6500t laptop,Intel DUO [email protected], Vista Home Premium 32b I had a bad recovery partition and tried my recovery discs that I made and they said they would not work so I ordered a new disc from HP. Ran the disc and got all the way through and then came up with recovery has failed, details or retry. Well in the details it says sku and region mismatch. Also in the report there is a TimeoutCheck ,Result = failed. I have gotten 3 discs from HP, all free but none work. One seemed to have worked but in the end I screwed that installation up. 3 lashes for my stupidity. I have read many Google posts but most were from '07-'08 when bad discs were the norm. SO I followed one of the suggestions and stopped FBI in startup after most of the disc loads and have most of the system working. Got all MS updates and updated all the drivers in device manager. SO now I have a partial install with no recovery drive. I have checked the HD and memory= pass. Checked Bios and good. I cannot get the set up where you select a languge, time, all the front end settings to come up. I have even partioned the HD for C: to 103.5G and D: to 8.50G which is empty since there is no recovery. I believe the Boot manager is either missing or bad. Got one message saying it is missing and compressed. Also when the recovery disc runs it assigns D: to CD drive and C: to main partition. I am wondering if since it makes CD a D: drive possibly it is misdirecting the boot process. I ran sfc/scannow and get no bad reports, also ran CHKDSCK and no problems.If you haven't guessed I am a newbie with some experience. Just enough to be dangerous. lol Hope someone sees this and can steer me in the right direction.
- HP/ Pavillion Laptop dv6500t RM098AV
- Intel Duo Dual Core 1.5
- 3 G
- Hard Drives
- 160G Sata