How to Reset My HP Computer to Make Recovery Disks

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How to Reset My HP Computer to Make Recovery Disks
You can use blank CDs or DVDs to create a recovery disc set. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

If you want recovery discs for your HP computer, you need to create them yourself. HP includes a recovery partition on each notebook and desktop computer that houses the HP Recovery Manager. The HP Recovery Manager lets you create one set of recovery discs per computer. To ensure that you have a set of recovery discs on hand, it is best to create the recovery discs shortly after getting your computer. You can load the HP Recovery Manager during the boot process.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Restart or turn on the HP computer.

  2. 2

    Press "F11" repeatedly during the boot process to boot up to the HP Recovery Manager program. Enter the administrator's user name and password, if prompted.

  3. 3

    Click "Recovery Disc Creation." The Recovery Disc Creation screen appears.

  4. 4

    Click "Next." A screen appears that tells you exactly how many discs are required to create the recovery disc set beneath "Number of Discs Required."

  5. 5

    Insert a blank disc into the HP computer's optical drive and click "Next."

  6. 6

    Click "Next" again when a screen appears displaying the type of disc you inserted and reminding you how many discs you will need to create the recovery disc set.

  7. 7

    Remove and replace the recovery discs as prompted. Label the discs in sequential order as they are created.

  8. 8

    Click "Finish" when a message appears on the screen that says the recovery discs have been successfully completed.

Tips and warnings

  • Store the recovery disc set in a safe place where you will be able to find them when you need them.

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