HP Backup and Recovery Manager restore points
HP Backup and Recovery Manager is preinstalled on your workstation. This software allows you to
backup and restore your system and data. You will be prompted to make RestorePlus! CDs at the first
boot of the system. An Initial Restore Point (IRP) will be created automatically. This restore point is a
complete snapshot of the system partition at the time the IRP was created. The IRP is stored in the
recovery partition on the system hard drive, but you can also burn the IRP to CDs, DVDs, or copy it to
another location. The restore point can be used to return the system partition back to the state the system
was when captured.
Restoring from the HP Backup and Recovery Manager restore point CD/DVDs
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager (HPBR) restore point can be burned to CD or DVDs and used
to restore the system. Typically you would used the CD/DVD set if the hard drive has been replaced or
all partitions have been corrupted. Boot the system from the HPBR restore point CD/DVD and follow
the online instructions.
Restoring from the HP Backup and Recovery Manager restore point on the Recovery Partition
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager (HPBR) Initial Restore Point is stored in the system recovery
partition and can be restored using the Emergency Recovery menu. Boot your system and press the
key when prompted to enter the Emergency Recovery menu. The F11 prompt appears briefly during
the boot process. From the Emergency Recovery menu, choose Recover PC to a specific point in
time and follow the instructions.
Reclaiming hard disk space from the recovery partition
The recovery partition can be removed to reclaim the hard drive space. If the recovery partition is
data on the recovery partition will be lost. Any RestorePlus! media contained in the recovery partition
will be deleted. The ability to create the RestorePlus! CD set will be lost.
To free up disk space, you can remove just the recovery partition, or you can completely uninstall the
HP Backup and Recovery Manager application.
The recovery partition can be removed using Remove HP Recovery Partition in the HP Backup
& Recovery program folder. The recovery partition is deleted, the user partition is extended to
reclaim the unused hard drive space, and the F11 boot prompt is removed. The HP Backup and
Recovery Manager application remains and can be used for data backup and restore.
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager application can be uninstalled using the Windows Control
Panel—>Add/Remove Programs utility. The application is uninstalled, the recovery partition is
deleted, the user partition is extended to reclaim the unused space, and the F11 boot prompt is
removed. Emergency recovery as well as data backup and recovery is not possible after the
application is uninstalled.
application reduces or eliminates the ability to recover the system.
Ordering backup software
If you are unable to create system recovery CDs or DVDs, the HP Restore Plus CD set can be obtained
through product support on http://www.hp.com/support.
Chapter 2 Installing or restoring the operating system
Emergency Recovery function is not available. The ability to recover the system from
Deleting the recovery partition or uninstalling the HP Backup and Recovery Manager