In Feb I bought a Hewlett Packard DV9000T laptop computer with Windows Vista. The wifi performance is begininng to get sluggish. I am contemplating reformatting the dual hard drives. However, the laptop did not come with installation disks. Instead it came with a recovery partition. Should I be able to demand all of my installation disks so I can do a normal reformatting?
just reformatt and then use the recovery, its the same as installing windows again
Recovery partion is just for recovery on the old setting or default setting of your laptop. When reboot from it, it your laptop will obviously return to its default setting. So dont need to reformat it.
If you are asking about reformating its HDD then you may
1. be trying to kill your laptop
2. be trying to change an OS (operating system). And changing the OS will definitely erase your laptop and changed to another system. Like for example you installed a Windows XP, its an XP.
But still, if you want to reformat it, ofcourse, you will and must need a formating tools for it.
What the people above me was saying, was you dont specify what are trying to say...
So please elaborate the problem. If formatting then it would be.
if reinstalling then you should specify it
I'm using a HP computer, so I think the apps preinstalled should be similar. There is a tool from HP which can burn your recovery partition out into DVDs, without having to buy the discs from HP, so that you can remove your recovery partition. I recommend you to burn it out, because the recovery partition would sometimes corrupt, and you would nvr be able to reformat again.
format your hard drive, if you have recovery cd, other wise use recovery partition...