Where is F-11 stored?

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  1. truthseeker

    truthseeker Former Poster

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    I have an HP Laptop that gives me an option to press F-11 to restore Windows. Is this F-11 option stored in the MBR or somewhere else?

    I need to know because I was thinking about installing TrueCrypt, but I think it will overwrite my MBR, then I am unable to restore windows by pressing F-11. Is that right?
     
  2. Pseudo

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    It's stored in a seperate partition.
     
  3. truthseeker

    truthseeker Former Poster

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    I just used a program called HDHacker which backs up the MBR. And within the MBR file, I can read the words:

    "Press F11 for Emergency Recovery"

    So it seems you are wrong! It isn't stored on a seperate partition at all.
     
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  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    I think the other poster is probably referring to where the restore data is located. Yeh the actual boot option is in the mbr but the recovery data is in a hidden partition.
     
  5. Pseudo

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    o_O
    You know what the MBR is, right? They cannot store Windows in it. It's apparent HP used the MBR for loading the backup rather than the BIOS, which is what Dell does.
     
  6. PROROOTECT

    PROROOTECT Registered Member

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    Hi,

    That is right. F11 - is a button of your keyboard ... top ... yes, even higher :argh: ...

    Your PRO ...
     
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  7. truthseeker

    truthseeker Former Poster

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    Thanks, I couldn't find the F-11 key until I read your post. Thanks again :argh: duh!
     
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