I'm having a real hard time trying to get a laptop I am working on to boot from the recovery partition after restoring the recovery partition from a partition image. The hard drive failed however the recovery partition was accessible. Made in image of the partition, replaced the HD, restored the partition and the machine will no longer boot from the partition. It attempts to but then just locks up. Imaged the recovery partition from an identical rig and after restore same thing. Then I cloned the whole drive from the identical rig. It will boot to the OS, but not to the recovery partition. Before I go nuts, does HP do something in regards to some type of special format or something with their recovery partitions? Should this work and I did something wrong or is there something HP does to make sure the recovery partition can not be imaged & restored? Sorry about the noob question.