I was supose to help a friend with a messed up install on her HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC. A clean install without the HP-ware was orderd and sure enough, that isn't a problem I'll fix that up in a jiffie... Famous last words! Now 36 hours later I gave up. There's NO WAY that computer ever will install with the drivers HP offers on their site for this machine. So, I thought, I will use the bloddy recovery-partition then and sit down afterwards an uninstall all the bloatware. Right? Wrong, so so wrong! Unknown to me they (HP) have hidden part of their recovery program in the 100MB system partition (actually I think it was 200...). And when I do a whipe I usually just kill the partitons (leaving the recovery one intact ofcourse) and do a clean reinstall from USB. So, system restore do not work any more! Reinstalling the "HP Recovery Manager" result in "Missing HardDisk.dll" and fails. What to do now? I don't really want to buy the recovery media from HP. It's not even my machine and geting stuck with a problem like this is unfair to the cusomer (my own opinion) and a real hassle to get around. So? Any suggestions? Parhaps there is some hidden knowlige of how to get hold of the recovery disks, or a secret way to extract the info from the recovery partiton... Any help woud be greatly aprechiated. /Rab.