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How to acer restore 5742z with PQService with reformatted drive

Helping a friend who reformatted his harddrive and I tried to load system without the Acer discs and saw the hidden PQService. Anyway to access this hidden partition and restore to factory. Both the recovery partition and the main partition are blank, so he reformatted each, from what he said. I work on Dell laptops primarily and don't like these Acers at all, but would like to see if I can help him out. Thanks and appreciate

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    rljh58 Dec 01, 2012

    Thank you, I will have to talk to Acer, if friend really wants to redo. Cheapo Acer

  • rljh58
    rljh58 Dec 03, 2012

    Found hidden partition and recovery partition and neither worked so had to reformat and reload complete. Maybe solutions offered would help others, but didn't help me. thanks anyway.

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The eRecovery restore partitions only work in Windows if both are intact. Otherwise you need a disc. I would say you have 2 options, working with ACER or doing a non OEM setup with a Windows installation disc.

Acer
http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2631



A free legal Windows image can be downloaded. Check the MS Product Key sticker for what version your system came with. You will have to use your key. IT MUST BE THE SAME VERSION.



Windows
http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/ This is SP1, but look for the links if you need an image without it. Again this is Product Key specific.



I don't work with any laptops, but I am a bit of a generalist when it comes to IT.


GL

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SOURCE: In my Acer Aspire One, need eRecovery info..

yes, it will reformat and install everything you came with new, I own one and have had to recover it twice, but never use another manufacturers os disk on anything but the intended unit as it can cause conflicts or serious ir recoverable harm to the unit.

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SOURCE: I'm trying to restore my laptop back to factory settings It's windows 7 the cd disk don't recovery disc don't work

Have you tried while in Windows, to use the Start Menu, find Acer on the All Programs list, and locate the recovery utility? I have an Acer laptop - an Aspire - and had to do exactly that. I used the built-in recovery routine on the Acer Laptop and was able to rebuild my laptop to the condition of when it just came out of the box, brand new.It will delete all your installations since you got it, applications and documents and photos, etc., will be gone, but your laptop will function as if brand new. Good luck with it. -a.

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