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  1. #1
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    Aug 2006

    Default can't boot to compaq recovery partition

    I have to reinstall windows on a compaq, but I can't boot to the recovery partition - pressing F10 at the bootup screen like it tells you to doesn't work (windows just boots as normal) & there isn't an option in the windows bootloader for compaq recovery.

    What do I have to do to use the compaq recovery?
    If I can't use the compaq recovery partition, how do I force windows to call the partition I'm installing it on C drive instead of D drive?

  2. #2
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    Dec 2004

    Default Re: can't boot to compaq recovery partition

    It might want you to press the F10 key very early in the startup process. Look for a white square (or rectangle) at the top right hand corner of the screen and hit F10 while the square is showing.
    If that doesn't work, try F12 instead.

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