Recover HP Recovery Partition-How to Restore It Easily?

How to recover the HP recovery partition with ease? Find the solution in this post to help you restore deleted or missing the HP recovery partition in Windows 11/10/8/7.


By Lora / Updated on April 2, 2022

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How do I restore my HP recovery partition?

“Hey, I have an HP Pavilion DV 6 notebook and by mistake, I deleted the volume of D: drive which has the original recovery 'factory settings, and I don't have any previous point to restore! So I want the partition with the original settings, I can find it anywhere? Or I can install it on the Internet? Please can someone help me?”

For HP users, recovery partition may be deleted accidentally when doing partition operation in Disk Management. After the recovery partition is deleted or lost, it will not have any influence on computer use. But if the Windows is corrupted, the recovery partition could be used to restore the Windows. Get to know what the HP recovery partition is and how to recover the HP recovery partition in Windows 11/10/8/7 in this post.

What is the HP recovery partition?

On the system hard drive, there is a special partition called the recovery partition. It is used to return the operating system to its factory settings when Windows or computer corruption happens. To prevent the recovery partition from being changed or deleted, it usually has no drive letter and is visible only in Disk Management or partition manager tools.

the HP recovery partition is created by the HP computer manufacturer. It contains a copy of all factory-installed software, including Windows OS and supplemental products. The drive usually shows as a D drive in Windows File Explorer. If Windows operating system is corrupted or damaged, you can use the System Recovery Manager to restore it to its original factory default state.

Can the HP recovery partition be recovered?

Yes, the HP recovery partition could be recovered. If this partition is erased or corrupted, you must need an HP recovery disk to restore both the HP recovery partition and the operating system. While the computer is running, HP Recovery Manager can be used to create recovery disks. If you didn't make a recovery disk before the recovery partition was damaged, you can order one copy from HP's website.

It’s necessary to have the recovery partition in case of computer corruption. However, if you use the method below, it means all of the existing data on your hard drive will be erased too. If you want to recover the HP recovery partition without formatting the hard disk, you could try the following solution to restore the HP recovery partition easily.

Best way to recover the HP recovery partition

When you delete a partition, the space it occupies becomes unallocated. However, the deleted partition is simply invisible but not deleted permanently. You could try a third-party partition recovery tool to recover the HP recovery partition before it is overwritten by new data.

AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard, a built-in function in AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, helps users to recover deleted or lost partitions in HDD, SSD, USB drives, and SD cards in Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/vista/server. It supports NTFS partition recovery, FAT32, Ext3/Ext4, etc. Within three simple steps, the HP recovery partition will be restored.

Tips for successful the HP recovery partition recovery
Perform partition recovery as soon as possible when the the HP recovery partition is deleted or lost.
Do not create a new partition or other operations to the unallocated space in Disk Management.
Do not format the hard disk or partitions.
Do not rebuild the partition table.

To recover the HP recovery partition, you could download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional demo for a trial.

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Step 1. Click “Partition Recovery Wizard” on the left panel of the main interface. And then choose the hard disk that includes the deleted the HP recovery partition. Click “Next”.


Step 2. The software offers you two kinds of search methods. You could try “Fast Search” first to save time. If you couldn’t find the HP recovery partition, you could try the other.


Step 3. When the searching finishes, select the recovery partition you want to recover and click “Proceed”. The partition recovery will complete in seconds. You could go to Disk Management to check the partition.


FAQ about the HP recovery partition

What happens if the recovery partition is deleted?

After deleting the System Reserved partition and recovery partition, the "Launch Recovery Environment" option is inaccessible. There is no current influence if the recovery partition is deleted, which is different from deleting Windows boot partitions. But you’d better use a partition recovery tool to restore the recovery partition to avoid computer corruption.

How to access the HP recovery partition Windows 10?

If your computer's operating system will not boot, access the recovery partition by restarting it and repeatedly pressing the "F10" key before Windows loads. The System Recovery is linked to the "F11" key on some HP models. And then select Troubleshoot from the menu options. Choose Recovery Manager, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the factory reset.

Is the HP recovery partition necessary?

HP installed the Recovery Manager on the partition for your convenience, and it is not recommended to delete the HP recovery partition. If you upgrade your Windows operating system, you may have concerns about uninstalling the Recovery Manager. If you accidentally deleted the recovery partition, the partition could be restored easily with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant.

There is a fatal flaw when you use the recovery partition to repair computer corruption, which is the data stored in the hard drive will be erased. Therefore, it’s recommended to back up systems, partitions, and files via Windows backup freeware-AOMEI Backupper. You could even clone the Windows operating system to an external hard drive in case of corruption.  

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.