Question about Acer Aspire 5742Z-4200 Notebook
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
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.
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.
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.
Posted on Dec 01, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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.
Posted on May 21, 2012
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Posted on Jun 01, 2012
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Send me an e-mail and I will send you the fix! If you can't downloadload it from the below link. I had the same problem. The mbr was replaced, you have to add RTMBR.BIN to the MBR and it will work again. As long as you can get on your desktop and run this bat file you will repair the D2D again. Took me an hour to learn what was wrong, It works 100% though.
I have the Aspire 5610Z with the 2GB 533 mhz memory Stock.
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