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I want to perform system recovery on a HP Pavilion dv5t with Windows Vista Home Premium.

However, after completing some steps when it restarted, it shows a blank screen.

During system recovery, I see the following steps:

  1. PRE PININST
  2. Pre install software installer
  3. PRE PININST 2
  4. Pre install software installer 2
  5. POST PININST
  6. AC Power checking
  7. Burn boot

After performing steps 1 and 2, the system reboots, then I see a blank screen. I see the hard disk doing an operation, but the screen stays blank for hours.

I ran a primary hard disk test and memory test, both passed.

How can I fix this?

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Sounds to me like your computer might be missing its recovery partition, deleting it makes it so that its impossible to restore you computer. Not too sure just an opinion –  Arch Angel Oct 28 '10 at 10:23
    
I tried even with the Recovery DVDs which I created earlier. Even then the recovery partition will be used? –  Nag Oct 28 '10 at 10:32
    
How much time it takes for a Vista system recovery? –  Nag Oct 28 '10 at 10:33

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