How can I access media and the internet without booting an operating system?

naveen gautam November 21, 2010

Can anybody tell us how we can access one feature like in HP Pavilion dv6-3007ax Entertainment Notebook? Specifically, how to access media and internet without starting an operating system after system recovery?

  1. Fujustu
    December 9, 2010 at 8:21 am

    any thing for lenovo thinkpad plz

  2. Mouliyvn
    December 4, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I think what Naveen was asking is related to the Checking of Mails without actually logging into the user in HP Pavilion Notebooks.
    This is the standard option given for directly viewing mails (Gmail/Yahoo etc..)..

    I too have the same (HP pavilion Notebook) and hence this might be his problem...Because no methods to use it are given in the manual or in HP's web-site.

  3. Airdawg
    November 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Use a live-CD..?

  4. Geo
    November 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm

  5. pikus
    November 23, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Use an alternative operating system & youre done, aka : Linux, FreeBSD,
    NetBSD( , OpenBSD, Sun Solaris, SCO UnixWare, BeOS,
    MacOS, Chromium OS (Google Chrome OS), ReactOS - React Operating System,
    Tmax Window OS and the list goes on....
    Just google it ;)

  6. Susendeep dutta
    November 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    You can also use redo backup software.It is 75 MB iso file which can be burned into CD or into USB drive and it boots your computer without any OS.You can browse the internet using firefox included in the software.

  7. Mike
    November 21, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    The feature is called "Instant on". It's actually a secondary operating system (mostly based on UNIX) specifically designed and slimmed down for fast network access.

    Most of them [like HP Quick Web or ASUS Express Gate] are based on Splashtop ( and only feature a handful of applications.

    I'm not sure if HP offers it for your laptop but as an alternative you can look into
    one of the following:
    Mandriva Instant On (
    Xandros Presto (
    *although not as lightweight as the above
    Damn Small Linux (
    Chromium OS (

    • Naveen_gautam4622
      November 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      no my friend that was not.
      if u get answer in future please tell
      i will be waiting..........

      • Tina
        November 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm


        if we all couldn't understand what you mean, chances are that you won't get the 'right' answer.

        Maybe you could try again to explain what you meant. It could be helpful. ;)

    • praveesh
      September 9, 2011 at 8:09 am

      The links are having a ) extension... Correct it

      • Tina
        September 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm

        Thanks for the heads-up. Should be fixed now.

  8. Tina
    November 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm


    I'm not sure I understand what you mean regarding system recovery.

    I think the feature you mean is HP Quick Web. However, you need an operating system to install it, then you can boot into Quick Web and access your locally stored media and the internet without booting into your operating system first.

    • Naveen_gautam4622
      November 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

      no thats was not that feature of what i was speaking...

    • Naveen_gautam4622
      November 26, 2010 at 3:56 am

      thanks alot u r true
      i got it
      and sorry ...............

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