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Of late, my HDD has started to fail and I have to buy a new one. Being a total noob I encountered the following issues:

  • Backing up the data.
    I solved this problem by using DIXML (Thanks to the SE Community)
  • Reinstalling my genuine Win7 Home Premium back into new HDD.
    I was told that I could do this using the recovery disks that I have created but I am still unsure of that. My OS is pre-installed with my laptop.
  • Creating Recovery Partition and HP_Tools Partition
    I dont know how to do this and HP's help forum was of no significant help.

Please help me with saving my genuine OS and creating Recovery and HP_Tools partition. How do I do that?

HP Pavilion DV4-2126TX

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Please add the make/model of your PC/laptop. The diagnostics (HP System Diagnostics UEFI) can be downloaded and installed after you have reinstalled windows and it creates the partition during install. –  Tog Sep 20 '12 at 7:31
    
HP Pavilion DV4-2126TX –  Fasih Khatib Sep 20 '12 at 7:35
    
I've edited your question title to remove "buying", people here can get twitchy about that. –  Tog Sep 20 '12 at 9:50
    
I believe if you reinstall windows using the HP recovery media, it will recreate the HP recovery and tools partitions. I'm not 100% on this though. –  Miles Hayler Sep 20 '12 at 9:51
    
How do I know which HDD is compatible with my laptop? I currently have this . You can see the name in the Image. ST###### –  Fasih Khatib Sep 20 '12 at 10:18

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