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How do I repair a damaged HD recovery

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How do I repair and or replace a damaged HD recovery on a late 2011 model iMac running OS 10.7.5?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 1:16 PM (in response to lm2013)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    What happens when you press Command and R keys while your computer is starting? Your computer will start from the Recovery HD. If you can't start from Recovery HD, press Command, Option and R keys while your Mac is starting to start into Internet Recovery, and reinstall OS X. It's the only way to create the Recovery HD

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to lm2013)

    You didn't see Recovery HD because you start automatically into Recovery HD when you press Command and R keys while your Mac is starting.

     

    It looks like the OS X installation is blocked. A OS X installation takes about 30 minutes, depending of your Mac, so if you see that the bar progresses, just leave it until Mac OS X is installed

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:21 PM (in response to lm2013)
    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to lm2013)

    Then, I'm out of ideas, since I've never had to recover.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:45 PM (in response to lm2013)

    Thanks for the feedback. Good computing.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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