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What does F11 hotkey do?

by ahmad2080 / April 20, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

At booting, there an option to prees the ESC key. It opens a menu with several F** options...F10 for BIOS, F11 for system recovery,.....etc.

I need to know how can pressing F11 launch the recovery manager...
I know that it adds the 80h flag to the recovery partition to set it active...

Does it have any other functions?

I'm asking because once I press F11 the system shows an error message

"A disk read error occured
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

and becomes unbootable. To make it bootable again, I use my Bootable USB Stick with MBRWIZD.exe on it to set the C:\ partition as active again.

So does that mean that my recovery partition needs some necessary booting files?
or the F11 is corrupted?

Thanks in advance.

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Since you told us . . .
by Coryphaeus / April 20, 2009 4:32 AM PDT

nothing about your system . . . Make, model, OS.

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by ahmad2080 / April 20, 2009 10:21 PM PDT

I'm sorry for that....

My notebook is HP dv6-1045ee

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by ahmad2080 / April 20, 2009 10:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Read

Thank you for the link.....but it's not so helpful in my case...

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Don't dismiss that so fast.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2009 10:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

It documents what should happen. Let's say you talk to someone about fixing this and they tell you that it's supposed to do what its doing. You need this!

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Clone time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2009 5:01 AM PDT

If this was my machine I'd consider cloning it ASAP until I'm sure my recovery CDs are available.

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by ahmad2080 / April 20, 2009 10:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Clone time.

I just want to know the real function of F11...
and needed files for the recovery partition to boot..
Cloning? good idea but I don't like it so much....Thanks.
BTW, my OS is VISTA....

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I appears you don't want to know!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2009 10:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Nope

Just above you tell someone "it didn't help."

The document did tell "I just want to know the real function of F11..."

I consider this case closed.

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