Originally Posted by RockyM
Actually, what's the big deal about not having recovery discs? I paid the $10 for the WinXp CD, but then I created the Recovery Discs also that HP suggests to do. So if something ever happens or I upgrade the hard drive, I can always restore it to factory condition (which better include QP2).
The big deal is it really doesn't cost anything for the mfg to provide them... a few pennies.
It's also nice to have a silk screened, prof printed label.... Makes it easier to find the things if you have allot of discs.
On the "if something" ever happens... If your running windows, about once per year is the norm. (YMMV)
On the QuickPlay being restored using the restore discs.... That remains to be confirmed....
We ALL need to contact HP and bug them on these issues...
For example, I would like to know IF the restore feature indeed "works" when going to a larger drive...
Does it "restore" the QuickPlay partition if it is deleted?
Partitions are added? I was running Ghost last nite and it's on the 3rd primary partition. I would assume if the order is changed, a partition is added , it's not going to work.
Will QuickPlay still work if I SPLIT, and resize the OS partition... splitting it so I can add a partition JUST for data.... Or maybe as I've done in the past having a small partition for the OS, a second one that all the APPS go on, and a third that the DATA goes on.
I'd also like to know if there is ANY way to enable the RAID feature of the SATA controller. I was reading the readme of the driver file for it and it mentions raid for desktops, but it being disabled for mobiles.... I would assume this is because most moblies don't have a second hard drive??????
Right now I'm getting all the stuff needed to ghost the drive.... http://radified.com/Articles/laptop.htm
Has anyone ghosted the drive and been able to RESTORE it on the dv8000t, dv5000t since they use SATA drives?