Can I Create The Recovery Disk(s) From The Recovery Partition? Can I Copy The Partition?

I searched the forums to find an answer to this question, but was unable to find one. It seems to me that it might be useful info for others trying to create Recovery CD/DVDs from a failed hard drive that still has an accessible Recovery Partition so hopefully we can figure out a solution. :-)
I have a Pavilion dv9408ca (Vista Home) with a hard drive that won't boot. I removed the hard drive and was able to read it on another system. I was also able to to create a Virtual Machine and run it so I recovered all the important data. I installed it in an external drive case and tried to boot from it but I wasn't able to access the Recovery Partition (F11 option didn't show and didn't work), and Windows wouldn't load.
It's possible that the controller is the problem so I don't want to buy another hard drive yet. I would like to format the original hard drive and create a 'factory' system but I don't have Recovery CD/DVDs. I cannot create the Recovery CD/DVDs using the Virutal Machine (I presume it's because it's not running on an HP).
The dv9408ca can boot form the DVD drive (ran UBCD, etc. and they booted fine).
Can I copy the Recovery Partition and make a bootable set of CD/DVDs by using some other program or copying the files/folders? I have CD/DVD burning software (Nero) that can create bootable CD/DVDs. Or can I use the Virtual Machine to run a program that will do this without using the HP Recovery Manager software in Windows?
Or... Can I create a set of Recovery CDs from another Pavilion Notebook (different model but same Vista OS) and use those to format/recover the dv9408ca system?
Thank you for your help with this problem.

peter_hp wrote:
Or... Can I create a set of Recovery CDs from another Pavilion Notebook (different model but same Vista OS) and use those to format/recover the dv9408ca system?
This is only option which might work for you provided the product number of other laptop matches with your existing system Else you can order a set of recovery disk for your Notebook(dv9408ca) from here for a nominal charge. 
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