Original post : HP Recovery Disk: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.
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You can create the recovery disk for HP computers only once! If you lost your disk you will not be able to create it again. Consider using an alternative recovery disk to fix boot errors or to access and backup your files - details here.
If your recovery partition is corrupted or deleted, use an alternative recovery disk to fix boot errors. Download Easy Recovery Essentials from here or see its full list of features here.
This method requires only CDs! It will not work with DVDs.
If your Windows XP displays boot errors, you can use Easy Recovery Essentials' Automated Repair feature to automatically find and fix boot errors. Download Easy Recovery Essentials from here.
If your Windows Vista displays boot errors and you're not able to boot into Vista, you can download Easy Recovery Essentials and use the Automated Repair feature to automatically find and fix boot errors. Download Easy Recovery Essentials from here.
If Windows Vista automatically opens the AutoPlay window, close it.
If AutoPlay opens again, close it.
If the above item is grayed out (unable to click it) it means that a set of recovery disks have already been created. See A set of recovery discs has been created for this PC for more details.
If AutoPlay opens, click it. See AutoPlay opens when I add the CD or DVD for more details.