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This process runs in the background on HP computers and keeps track of system recovery information; it stores data that can be used by HP to troubleshoot and resolve system problems. It is usually only used when doing a complete system recovery, and since this is a last-ditch procedure (it wipes out all your programs and data) most users can safely disable this process.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/hpsysdrv.exe.html 

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Average user rating of hpsysdrv.exe: based on 42 votes. Read also the 37 reviews.

5748 users ask for this file. 35 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 5 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about hpsysdrv.exe:
It's an HP 3320 Driver   Tim C.
An authorised Hewlett-Packard process. Not dangerous as far as I know.  
This item keeps track of how many times the system has been recovered and the times of the first and last recoveries done on the system. Leaving unchecked will sometimes prevent the Keyboard Manager program from detecting that the computer is an HP. Since this program/driver was only made to run on HP, if it can't tell that it is an HP it will not run. If unchecked, it can prevent the running of the Application Recovery CDs, the use of the multimedia keys, and the HP Instant Support. Also seen that without it running, the Riptide Sound card that was installed on some older HP computers stop.   Scott
HP system file installed on HP systems   davn8r
HP driver also used in Compaqs e.g. 3200   KA
I have a compaq computer, and i think it's a legitimate program   doug
HP bought compaq, they used to make good computers until HP decided to load "extra" stuff on them like this hpsysdrv   Dell Rules
monitors and keeps track of the HP Recovery system. It is not system critical , unless there is a problem it would not advised to disabled , otherwise Re Format and then Recover your Pc the nxt time [ make sure u have a boot disc handy]   john
It's appearing on my Compaq Presario commonly and just sits there and does nothing. Looks completely safe to me.   kittyanya
HP is COMPAQ...COMPAQ is HP now. It is a legitimate program.   Rich/PC2YOU
Standard App on HP Pavilion systems   Yo Momma
i have a compaq as well, and its not killing my comp yet  
HP 3300+ as well  
HP/COMPAQ file....no reason to mess with it unless needed...only end if you know what you are doing.   Headshot
I agree but I don;t know abou tDell Rules though. This is my Forst HP and Like most It;s loaded with absolute Junk, borderline spyware. I like it though. HP supports the AMD and I can take all that junk out.  
see comment "SCOTT"   j
hpsysdrv.exe is a utility from HP which monitors how many recoveries have been made in Microsoft Office suite. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference.   cyberque
I'm fairly sure it's there to prevent people from messing with the restore partition (locks it up so that it can't be altered). Keeps newbies from fragging their only way of restoring the system to factory specs.   shawn
It does nothing except track recovery dates as far as I can tell   Hot Jackpot
It was bringing up HP Pavilion System Information screen everytime I typed an "s", so I got rid of file, then nothing at all appeared when I typed an "s" until I disabled hpsysdrv in msconfig.   Anne
The file is program that governs how programs and the operatin system works with the hardware and serves information on the system and yes this does include giving information on the manufacturer (HP), it is not overly critical as the operating system can normally cope on its own but still is highly recommmended that you let it do what ever it wants to do. It also provides and communicates with some HP programs preinstalled on their computers, it also provides software and file system information including the recover partition. It does not prevent the running of recovery CD's outside windows,   Andrew
It's a standard program that runs in the backround on HP/Compaq computers.   Ashton Z.
More HP/Compaq crap, do not buy a pc with a name on it, get a "white box" then you can get what you want   Dell sux more!
The hpsysdrv.exe process was installed by default on your Hewlett Packard computer. It is required for many of the features of your computer to work correctly. If your computer is not a Hewlett Packard computer, you can safely terminate this process. Otherwise, if you computer is a Hewlett Packard, you should leave this process running.   Hp Admin
i know that .exe files can be dangerous unless you know where they are from its from hp so leave it alon use your ps for computing and quit messing with file removal if works dont fix it!!!   scuter
HP utility, do not disable because it has to do with the system recovery.   Teodor Staykov
Standard HP/Compaq driver   Your Mom
it is hp odometer , it keeps track of how many os logins, and how many reboots, etc.. for hp support techs.  See also: Link   franks health n more
It must or your computer will not boot. Somehow it blockes your computer to boot.   Seyhan
It is hp odometer, File Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer  
Part of HP/Compaq support. Can be disabled safely if other methods of restoring system are used i.e. imaging.   Steve
Standard file that runs on modern HP systems  
Should be left on in case of system recovery, can be temporarily disabled for gaming, etc.   Ryan
Comes with your HP computer. Not harmful. Just like the description says above, "process runs in the background on HP computers and keeps track of system recovery information; it stores data that can be used by HP to troubleshoot and resolve system problems[...]"  
hp legitimate process   sinergis
causing my hp computer to make "device failed to connect" sound. Annoying, disabled it in msconfig.  
HP Odometer. Slow startup a bit.  

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