How to Access an HP Pavilion Recovery Partition

Accessing the recovery partition on your HP Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a virus or repair your Windows operating system. The Recovery Manager program makes it possible to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your installed programs and personal data. Using the recovery partition allows you to bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in storage, rendering them useless when you need them.

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Use the recovery partition to restore your computer to previous settings.

Access Recovery Manager During Windows Startup

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Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.

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Press "F11" when the "Pressfor recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot process.

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Select "Recovery Manager" from your list of recovery options and press "Enter." The Recovery Manger program will open on your screen, and you can begin the recovery process.

Access Recovery Manager Within Windows

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Click the "Start" icon or "Start" button in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen.

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Click "All Programs" and then "Recovery Manager."

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Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop.