I found something once on one of my recovery CD'S. It is an ISO file called STCDBOOT. I burned the ISO image and it made some wierd boot disk. Has anone else tried this? I was wondering if this could rebuild the PQSERVICE? This ISO is on the first disk called System.
I purchased the factory "Recovery" CDs. The problem is they will not recover the system. Also on a 2nd HD I find that the Acer program eRecovery will no longer run. This appears that Acer sels computers and doesn't provide the software needed to do basic recovery actions we could do under W-95 Acer will also sell you a "Recovery" CD sets that do not actually allow you to recover your system so you have a functioning PC. V2.5.4015 is what I show in my corrupt file.
i have an acer aspire 5100 and i have formatted the hidden partition pqservise which contains drivers and application of acer.how can i find those file can some upload this files.i don't have any recovery cd.i have searched for napp cd but i haven't find anythink.can someone upload the recovery cd to rapidshare or similar http?
I'm trying to install Vista on a new hard drive for a Acer Aspire 5100. From what I researched, I believe I need to create the PQSERVICE partition. I'm trying to retrieve the 'Post Acer Disk Formatter CD ISO Image'. I believe it is a file named 'Diskformatdt_v1-1d.iso'. I read some of the threads on this website about how to retrieve the file from Acer's website,......................
I have a question on the use of the Recovery repair center CD, which was made on a 64 bit windows 7 system. My friend has a system running Vista 32 bit that has booting problems, so can he use this disk, or does it need to be only a 32 bit Vista only type of recovery disk ? His computer is a HP Pavillion a1744x with Vista Business 32 bit installed. Also is that recovery CD a free download available to burn the iso file to a CD?
recovering an Acer Aspire 1360 notebook from recovery CD set (Windows XP Home edition). My harddrive got recently broken and it was not possible to boot the system. So I tried to recover the system from the PQService partition using D2D recovery. It failed saying that the image on the recovery partition is broken. I tried the set of recovery CDs then but it failed again, probably the HDD was unreadable. I tried to format the HDD, first only drive C:, then also drive D: and finaly I got rid of the hidden recovery partition too. Now my HDD is formated with one only primary active FAT32 partition and drive is readable. However, when I try to recover the Windows XP from CD set it does not work. The follwoing things are happening: 1. first inserted System Disk 1/1 and booted from there 2. next I'm asked to insert the first of 2 windows CDs and recovery starts copying the image file 3. in about the half of the way it asks for the 2nd windows CD (since it is not a regular windows version, but instead win+acer apps packed into an image file, there are 2 CDs) 4. at the end of the process, I'm supposed to insert again the System bootable CD and restart. so I do. 5. The recovery process should now start copying files from the CD (I don't know what files exactly), but instead it boots again to Windows 98 environment and starts over the recovery procedure asking for the Windows CD 1/2 etc. I'm afraid that Acer is somehow set up to have those 3 partitions there when recovering from 3CDs recovery set, so I tried to rebuild all three partitions back as they were, but I think I'm not getting it right.
i just bought a new aspire 4715z and on first boot i found tons of Crapware installed in vista so i 100% removed all partitions and made 1 NTFS partition and installed a copy of vista i had sitting around my problem is i want to get back to my factory setup and acer sent me 3 disks by Fed-ex one disk is called Acer System Disk ( CD) Acer Recovery Disk 1-2 Acer Recovery Disk 2-2 I try the system disk first then put in Recovery disk 1-2 and it gets to about 8% and i get an error and it reboots. I think its because i dont have the partitions setup like it was at factory and the MBR-Master boot Record is also diff now. What Can I do to get my Disk back in shape and why wont these Cd's do it for me ? the hardware is good and the Drive is good im in Vista now posting on the laptop. I just want this to work as i bought a laptop and should be able to restore to factory no matter what i have done to the laptop
I have an acer 5620z and the hard drive died. I replaced the hard drive and I have recovery cd's but I can't use them as it looks for partitions. I have read that I need to partition the hard drive first so I downloaded the DiskFormatDT_V1-1D.iso and installed it. during the process it didn't see the hard drive but it ran through with no errors (by the way the bios does see the hard drive). After the disk format cd I tried the recovery cds and I get the 'no partition found error' so i am stuck. i know there is the PQService but I don't know what to do as I need to be able to partition the drive so i can run recovery cds. As it is a new disk Alt F10 etc wont work.
I have an acer aspireone with xp originally installed on it. One day I got an error message and it no longer started up. I installed the acer aspirone one linx operating system on it but I don't like it and don't know how to use it well. I tried installing xp from recovery cd's provided by acer but the comp wouldn't read the usb-cd drive after I tried to boot from it. I looked online on how to delete the partitions and install xp again. However, now it won't even start in acer op (linux) and I get "error 22" message when i start the computer up. It doesn't even go past this message and won't boot from my usb cd drive nor my usb external harddrive. What can I do? to make it boot from the usb cd drive with the recovery xp cd.
I downloaded three iso-images, 1 dvd-image and 2 cd-images: openSUSE-11.3-DVD-i586.iso openSUSE-11.3-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso Being paranoid, I created iso-files from the burnt DVD-R and the two burnt CD-R to verify integrity. The iso-file of the DVD-R was identical to the downloaded image. Both iso-files created from the CD-R were different in size. The original size of openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso is 719.323.136 Bytes. I only got 718.938.112 Bytes when recreating an ISO-file from my CD-R. The CD-R is from Sony. When the length of my ISO-file doesn't correspond to the downloaded one, the checksum file verification doesn't work.
I have laptop acer as3810 aspire timeline, it is 13'3 inch and 4gb ram with 320 hard disk and intel core 2 solo su3500 processor, and with vista home premium and i want it vista ultimate.. so I bought vista ultimate cd with activation and all thing and I want to install it, but will it affect the 8 hours battery life, and all the programs will be deleted and in this laptop there is no dvd rom and no cd for acer programs and software.. If I will install windows vista ultimate how i will get acer webcam,acer gamezone,acer aspire as3810 pdf file,acer screensaver,acer wallpapers,acer recovery button, bluetooth, wifi, wlan wireless and the most important that when i change the volume and turn on bluetooth and the touchpad locker it make affect on the screen how i can let these effects still appeared on the screen after changing the windows vista home, are there specific software for this laptop in internet and where and how to let these effects still appeared and gained the 8hours battery life?
Here is the story: PC started running slow, then started to get system failure BSODs. Unplug the PC of all external drives and such, let sit for 30 minutes and it would work fine for a few days, then all would repeat. So, I made a system restore point, and burned a system recovery DVD. I then tried to do a clean install of Vista Home Premium. Ok, so here's the deal. It was installed onto D drive. Dont know if that was a good thing or a bad thing. But it went through the entire install just fine, the new desk top came up, everything looked great for about a minute. Then it turned itself off and has yet to run. I kept getting an error message 'boot failed' and tried to roll back to the restore point [no good, it reset] and the recovery would not load either. Having purchased the notebook from BestBuy I was not given any restore or system discs, so I ordered both a system restore disc and a recovery from Acer, direct. They came in the mail Thursday. I put the system disc in, and it said it was Loading RAMDISK Image, the progress bar went all the way over and then it asked for the recovery disc. Inserting the recovery disc, the Restore to Factory Default scrren came up, and it warned that "partitioning C drive would erase all files, etc, and did I want to continue?" After clicking OK, it proceeded to run down to about 30% completed and then I received the following Failure to Boot, Error Oxa0000002 So then I tried the whole procedure over, and its the same. Again, and again. So then I called Acer tech, and was told I needed the Acer ISO Image, which I downloaded, unpacked, and burned to CD [using another computer obviously] and it will not even run that CD.
Recovery to factory recovery / Bootmgr missing /iso not active /usp cd/dvd drive cannot boot / pwhe7.iso no response .... Product number LS308EA .....
I have this acer aspire 5100 laptop, it came from factory with Windows Xp media center. Later, i've updated to vista, but now i would like to go back to Xp... I've heard about this OEM partition that keeps the originalsl files, i was wondering if i could reinstal the original OS from this OEM thing, since i don't have any backup, or recovery cd provided by acer...
it boots to the acer start screen where you can press F2 to get in to bios but nothing happens when I press F2 and it justs goes to this screen: And this text is on for like 3 secs then goes away then comes back for 3 secs and so on. If I put in the acer recovery cd it loads the image file, then theres just a green background with a mouse pointer and the mouse is not functional.. Doesent sound good, right? there is no HDD in it.
Problem-- When you Turn on my acer 5315 laptop a blank black screen comes up after the acer logo appears. If you press any key a loud beep noice sounds. Solutions I have Tried-- Well i started with using the preloaded restore to factory defults and I got an error message at about 99 percent. The error was- Restore Failed- Reason oxd0000001d - or close to that. I figured maybe the backup partiton was screwed up so I pulled out the old recovery cd's I purchased from acer. The same thing showed up. I then figured i should call acer. I called and they told me to use the acer post disk formatter. I tried that and it still did not help the problem. I have no where else to turn so thougt maybe you guys could help. By the way This is some of my system specs-- Acer 5315- Hitachi 80GB hard drive- Windows Vista Basic
I've recently offered to help out a friend who's Acer aspire has stopped working. It won't book into windows, but she is keen to keep her old files. I installed a 2nd version of windows onto the machine to basically back up the whole disk using acronis true image. I've now got that image storage remotley on my own machine. I think she bought the computer 2nd hand and never got a burned copy of the recovery disks and for some reason the Alt-F10 thing doesn't work to get into the recovery stuff (I've checked in the Bios for D2D) I've managed to make the PQService partition visible and was wondering what was the best way to restore the machine to factory defaults. I created a CD from the STCDBOOT.ISO file, which allows me to book into the recovery manager, but all it does is prompts for the first disk/system disk. I'm guessing that all the data required is held in the PQService partition, but I'm not sure how to create the backup DVD's that should have been done when the machine was first used. I would image that the data is held in the 92EPIXIE.nnn files in the D2D/images directory of the PQService.
i have question i am trying to make bootable cd of windows 7 but cant make it am trying from ages.i also got know that i make to comvert files .all files in iso .i download iso pro throught i did and it created some file says new.iso same place.i then burn cd but still not bootable please let me know how i can make bootable cd of win 7 .i have all the complete files including boot imgr
I am having trouble burning an iso disc image that I downloaded of the Windows Vista Recovery disc for a friend who cannot boot her computer anymore. I downloaded the iso disc image and it mounts on my computer just fine, so it should be able to be burned as the disc image to a CD no problem. However, each time I right click on the iso file, and go down to Write to Disc, and then the menu comes up and I make sure that the destination drive is my CD/DVD burner drive with a blank CD-R in the drive, it burns the disc, but it always ends up being a CD with the file of the iso on the disc...!! It doesn't burn the image, it burns a copy of the image as a file! I uninstalled the CD/DVD burning software that was on my computer and installed CD/DVD Creator instead from the Ubuntu Software Center. I tried following the steps on [URL] which tells how to burn a disc image from an ISO file. I follow it exactly, but I still get the same results: I get a disc that is not the image, but has the image on the disc. Now, I can mount the image on the disc on my computer, but that won't do my friend any good who needs to BOOT off this disc to fix her computer running Windows Vista. But ever since I wiped out my computer and went Ubuntu, I haven't been able to write an iso disc image to a CD or DVD properly. Does it matter if it is a CD or a DVD that is used? Like, if I put a DVD in, would the disc iso image burn to the DVD rather than a CD because of the way the image was made? For some reason I never thought it mattered, but does it?
I'm trying to create a dual boot with ubuntu 10.10 on my acer laptop with windows 7. I looked at my hard drive and I found out that it has three partitions, one called System Reversed, another one called PQSERVE or something like that (which is a recovery partition since acer laptops dont have a recovery cd), and the third partition is C:. So I shrunk my C: drive, and created a 44gb partition for ubuntu, and a 6gb swap. I then booted with the ubuntu cd and went into manual partitioning. I selected the 44gb partition as "/", and set the 6gb partition to swap. The problem is at the very bottom of the partition manager, where it says "Device for boot loader installation". I get several choices, and I'm a bit unsure which one to choose. The choices are as follows: /dev/sda ATA WDC WD5000BEVT-2 (500,1GB) /dev/sda1 Windows Vista (loader) /dev/sda2 Windows 7 (loader) /dev/sda3 /dev/sda5 /dev/sda6 My first thought was of course why do I have a vista loader? I don't even have vista!
i have this iso and i lost my cd but when i mount this the folder is empty but when i look inside the iso there is the install files
I have an Acer Ferrari 1000 with Vista Ultimate. 160GB Hard Disk 2GB RAM This notebook are not CDs of recovery, but a partition PQSERVICE hidden partition. The structure of this is: One Hard Disk of 160GB with the following: C: NTFS Type 06 Label: ACER 70GB D: NTFS Type 07 Label: DATA 70GB E: CD-ROM DVD-RAM DRIVE AND Hidden Partition NTFS Type 12 Label: PQSERVICE 9GB I don't have access to boot with Windows Vista, is broken... I need to recover all my system to factory default, but the option ALT+F10 not work: Is enable in the BIOS the D2D Recovery, but i think that there's is some problem with the MBR. The file acer oolsmbrwrdos.exe NOT EXIST in C: and the hidden partition neither, there is something like that but for windows only... MBRWRWIN.EXE and RTMBR.BIN .... How can i fix the MBR for the ALT+F10 Works? and restore my system to factory default?
place Daemon Lite on a second hard drive I have created out, then mount the Recovery Disc to the program in the hard drive and run a "Reset to Factory Settings" recovery from that mount? I think it would work if i boot from bios to my clean HD and then use "cd "Gaemon" and run the ISO file from that dir.
take a RHEL4 or any bootable Linux install CD/DVD and from that CD, extract a .ISO file you can save on your PC / Server and create another bootable ISO CD/DVD from? I always loose my RHEL4/5 disks so I wanted back them up to my server so I can simply grab the .ISO file and create a new bootable disk when needed.
how to partition my hdd? (using Acer Recovery CD to install Win XP) I have an Acer Ferrari 3000Lmi notebook. I just replaced the hdd with a new one. it's 80GB 5400 rpm, IDE It's not formatted and it's not partitioned. My notebook is an old model, so I don't think there's a recovery partition and it doesn't have an e-empowering acer button, etc. It only comes with Acer recovery CD's. when I put the new hdd in, it's detected in bios, so I installed Win XP Home using the Acer Recovery CD. and it didn't have option to format or to partition my hdd there. everything just ran automatically. and now I have one C: drive. Can anyone help me on how to partition my hdd ? I prefer not to use partition magic/other programs to partition my hdd. I don't know if I have DOS. I don't mind installing XP all over again, I just don't know how to format/partition the hdd before using the recovery CD.
I was given a broken 5600 - if I could fix it, it was mine. I fixed the electrical fault, but also foolishly deleted the hidden partition 1, which apparently held the restore image. The donor doesn't have the recovery CD, and I now need to do a full recovery. The drivers on the Acer site don't quite do the trick, and there's nothing I can find on the site to buy a new recovery disk.
I have just installed a OS on my new acer 4420- (came with no os or recovery features).........It doesn't even recognize the wifi..........What do I need to do in this situation? I need to get it online to download drivers. The only "recovery" cd's I have will not run. They are .ISO files or something..... Someone help a noob out......... I do have a portable usb zip drive, but I can't figure out how to transfer files from one computer to the other, and then open and run them.
im planning on buying windows 7 .. I am a proud owner of acer 7520G ,and my lappy started acting slowly after 1 year of horrible terror or windows vista... I made those recovery cds , also i got that 10gb partition PQSERVICE... This service works only when you got their vista+acer signed OS? IF i install windows 7 will i be able to recover old vista via hidden partition or recovery dvds? Will i be able to make recovery dvds and recovery partition on win 7 with acer tools?
I was returning my Acer laptop to Windows 7 factory default, when the PC froze ith 5:21 remaining until process was to b completed. The PC rebooted and all that came up was "windowssystem32configsystem." It went on to say "A file may be missing or corrupt" I don't have the recovery or Windows Installation disks with me. I can't even reach "Repair your computer" without it going to the windowssystem32configsystem message coming up. I have access to a 2nd PC, USB drives, and DVD ISO burner.
i have a acer aspire 5745G . 4 gb ram and 500 gb hdd.my windows 7 home premium edition had crashed and was unable to boot. plus my whole hard disk was FOrmatted .."including the windows recovery partition.".i have made the recovery cds and i am desperatly trying to boot from the cds but when i insert the recovery cd nothing opens..i.e. it is not booting. i have checked the boot order and everythng else.. somehow not able to install windows. my harddsk has no O.S. now.i need to start y laptop what do i do ..why isnt my recovery disk booting(it used to boot esrlier).is it because the recovery partition was erased.
I have a Toshiba laptop that cannot boot- I get the message, "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt. C:windowssystem32configsystem" I've found out how to use a linux live cd- (KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso) to back-up files I don't want to lose but now I want to know if there is a way to scan for and kill viruses, fix or replace the files that are so called corrupt instead of having to re-install from the factory OEM recovery CD. This would wipe out everything. I don't have a Microsoft windows CD. OS XP home. This live cd thingy saved my butt so far....can it also run anti-virus software to fix my windows boot problem?
I have an aspire 4930 laptop which came with Vista pre-installed. To cut a long story short I installed windows xp to replace this which has been a total disaster (although the system is still working). I would like to start afresh with vista so need to do a factory reset. I have no recovery CDs. I can confirm that the hidden partition PQSERVICE is intact. I cannot however run the erecovery software from windows because it was lost along with Vista and as far as I am aware I cannot download a windows xp compatible version. WinXP over-wrote the ACER MBR so the Alt-F10 command stopped working however I have used a live CD version of GRUB to boot to the recovery partition, sidestepping the need to restore the Acer MBR. When the vista partition boots up Acer eRecovery Management loads, however the "restore system from factory default" and "restore system from user's backup" options are both greyed out.
HDD broke. I bought new one and recovery cds. BUT my aspire V3-551G never boots from cd. Copied system disk to flash and that boots but no way to get it to recognize recovery disk 1. Is the fault in bios, physical dvd drive, or recovery software? Can I (or should i): A. edit some file in usb system disk to get it to cooperate B. update bios C. move a dvd drive from other laptop D. get usb cd drive (tried didnt work) E. get other usb flash hdd (as if that changes things somehow) F. Move HDD to other laptop and either boot or work through windows there G. Find acer accepted laptop fixer (how)
I was looking at the live CD for the latest release, and I started thinking about how good the wallpapers were for Hardy and Intrepid. I wish I had kept them.I kept the .iso files for them, surely I should be able to mount the .iso and retrieve the wallpapers. where I would be able to find the wallpapers on the mounted .iso (note the .iso is not necessarily burned to a cd).
i suffer from long time to obtain THE RECOVERY CD of travelmate 5720g , the Acer America Online Technical Support tell me the serial number is invalid but i fuond it in bios system and bottum laptop and in the orginal box , and also the acer's work shop tell me that the serial numer is existance in thier system but when I enter in support online No accept .
I got a Acer Aspire 5500Z laptop. It was intruded by tons of virus. I realised that Acer (Singapore) did not provide me with any recovery CD. Now that I am stuck with a crap laptop, anyone can advise me on how to reformat this laptop again to its original state?
I am trying to install Fedora 12 on an Acer Aspire AMD 64 2 with 1 GB of memory. I downloaded the Fedora 12 live CD Fedora-12-X86_64-ISO. When I try to boot from that CD, I get a message "irq 17 too bust" and the system hangs before finishing the boot process. So I have very little to go on. Ps. I previously installed Kubuntu 9.1 without any problems.
how to run the recovery in my Acer Aspire WS5-012. i have created recovery on my flsh drive. but everytime when i run Acer recovery management to delete everything and bring my Acer Aspire back to factory setting, system giving me message " there was a problem resetting you PC"
Compaq Presario SR5010NX Celeron D processor 360 Vista Home Basic 512 MB RAM 120 GB HDD Intel graphics media accelerator DVD/CD w/Lightscribe This system is so sluggish it either has multiple infections or is just overloaded given its puny 512 MB of RAM, so I can't really use the system specs utility at the moment.Since I'm working on a similar clean install for an ACER notebook which is Win7HP 32-bit, what are the chances that the .iso file I'm burning to DVD can also be used for this much older technology. I have no problem upgrading the RAM to its max, unless it's already at its max?
I can't run the Macrium Ubuntu Recover CD, it just fails for some reason. But I have Kubuntu 9.10 x64 freshly installed. I was hoping if I could mount the Macrium Ubuntu Recovery ISO as a drive from within Linux it would "play" and allow me to recover my Vista backup. I followed these instructions: Mount ISO as CD-rom not as a folder It works, and the Iso is mounted, but I don't know what to do to get the now virtual "CD" in the virtual "drive" to "spin up" ... to "play"... that is, to "boot"... whatever you want to say. I'm not trying to play a virtual CD or game, I'm trying to recover my Vista backup when I can't boot Vista. (I'm actually trying this as an option. My Vista is currently running fine, I'm doing it in preparation for when Vista fails to boot next time ... like it did to me about a week ago.)
I have downloaded the ISO onto a DVD-RW and when i pop it into my Acer laptop it works and shows that there are 34 files but when i put it into my gateway laptop it doesn't read it and nothing is showing up on the CD?
I have just upgraded from Windows 7 RTC Ultimate to Windows 7 RTM pro. The weird things is, that there are two hidden partitions: There are two hidden partitions and they have both 100% free disc space. I know one of them is the recovery from Acer, but it says nothing of the disc space is used ! Luckily, I have a recovery CD. Another weird thing is in Auslogic Disc Defrag: There are a removal drive and it's leading to the Windows folder on the C: drive O_O?
I recently upgraded my Acer 722 netbook to an 265GB SSD and installed Windows 7 on it. I was wondering if there was a way to create a partition for a recovery environment (just in case something happens). I have a system image of this pc saved, however I feel it would be best to also create a recovery partition. Note: This does not have a CD drive.
I want to dual boot windows xp and mandriva. I have mandriva on my asus eeepc 1101ha now, and there is a spare partition. I have a windows iso(dont worry i have the real product key, i just deleted the recovery partition and cant reinstall windows from that). I cant buy an external cd drive right now, so my only option is to boot from usb. How do i make the iso bootable from usb?
It doesn't have a recovery partition so I've burned the ISO and planned to use the Key on the OEM sticker on the bottom of the machine. However, when attempting to boot from the DVD I burned (got the ISO file from mydigitallife.info) the screen shows me the "Windows is loading files" then immediately gives me the following error.Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.This error... Status: 0xc00000e9 Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred I ran chkdisk /f with no bad sectors...I am at a loss here? I've also run AVG's Rescue CD to second check my guess that the hard disk is fine. I am not 100% sure that the CD drive is perfect, but also haven't had any issues running anything from the CD while in Windows either that I know of?
Why the OS is not able to read the iso file create from an Audio CD?
I use this command very often inorder to burn xbox games and it would be alot easier if i could just make a commannd line function where i pass it the location of the .dvd/.iso file. Quote: growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -use-the-force-luke=break:1913760 -dvd-compat -speed=2 -Z /dev/dvd=<LOCATION OF THE .ISO FILE> was thinking it could work something like this Quote: cd /home/user/desktop/FOLDER LOCATION OF ISO burnGame <NAME OF .ISO>.iso