This tutorial can also support to do it on other laptop or computer models

Disclaimer : Very first of all you should be mindful that some of the functions to occur can lead to irreversible modify on your difficult disk, I propose to you and I will in no way make it plenty of make a backup of your process prior to launching you in any dangerous procedure. Any damage and/or modification accomplished on your process will be under your complete accountability. The subsequent techniques were being accomplished on a Acer Aspire 5102wlmi and some also functioned on a Dell Inspiron 9400/1705.

As you know, the Acer computers and those of other suppliers are now shipped with a process of restoration put in in a hidden partition of your difficult disk. This process launches out though pressing keys ALT+F10 at the same time. And at times for different causes this process ceases functioning.

The initial lead to generally will come owing to the fact that perform D2D Recovery is disable in the bios (menu principal).

The solution : help the perform and try out to press keys ALT+F10 during the setting up of the laptop or computer.

The second lead to : in this case hidden partition PQSERVICE was erased or broken, or you replaced the disc and in this case it is not current.

The solution : If you did not beforehand make a backup of your process by generating an image disc. It will not be probable to use the D2D recovery. Your only hope will be to have in your possession Acer Recovery CD/DVD.

And the third triggers : the Acer Learn Boot Record (MBR)was broken or replaced by non-Acer MBR. As prolonged as partition PQSERVICE is current or that you can put the hand on the needed Acer files you can reinstall the MBR of Acer.

The solution :

Very first process : on a functional Home windows process:

1 disable the D2D recovery possibility of the bios.

two open up a Home windows session with an account administrator.

three Obtain, unzip and start partedit32(registration needed for down load).

four Discover the Pqservice partition by its size (at the base of the partedit window there is a partition information and facts box) it is a small sized partition approximately two to 6 Go.After built modify the kind of your partition into 0C and help you save. Restart and open up a session with an administrator account, you should really be equipped to navigate to the PQservice partition. Look for these two files mbrwrdos.exe and rtmbr.bin after localised open up a command prompt and start this command mbrwrdos.exe set up rtmbr.bin, this will set up the Acer MBR. Near the command prompt window restart again Home windows go into the bios and reactivate the D2D recovery. Now ALT+F10 should really start Acer recovery at the setting up of the laptop or computer.

Second process : On a nonfunctional Home windows process.

For that you should use a Linux distribution (for me Mandriva presented all the instruments needed).

1 Boot on the Mandriva set up CD/DVD the boot menu will give you the likelihood to fix or to restore the Home windows boot loader.

two If that is not plenty of start an installation of linux(this will be an celebration to check this awful OS) and pick LILO as boot loader(a boot menu that enable you to pick among several running techniques) after concluded the installation. Restart your laptop or computer in the boot loader menu process you will have at the very least two Home windows possibilities the initial commonly place to PQservice pick it and you will boot instantly into acer D2D recovery.

The final solution is the most basic one particular, just note that during the Linux installation you will have to resize your Home windows partition to generate a put for a new Linux partition it is the most perilous aspect because irreversible, as a result choose your safety measures at this time.

Resource by Alan Bradock