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Acer Aspire 5920 alt f10 to use my recovery dsk mismatch d2d32

I also get the D2D32 Type mismatch error when I try to recover to factory settings. When trying to create recovery discs (even though it might change nothing) I get an error message saying not enough space in D:

Acer thinks I might solve it by turning C: into FAT32, which I could convert back to NTFS after the recovery, but I have not tried it cause then I might be without a working computer
- There is one hidden 10GB partion, one 70GB system partion C: and another 70GB partion D:
My D: partion is encrypted.
A few months ago, I tried to install XP, but due to the lack of drivers I gave up. But that installation messed with my boot section making it impossible to recover Vista. After using a partion table editor I successfully managed to install Vista. Have done nothing such since.

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  • sinedubio May 26, 2009

    Hi
    I dont really create a partion. I recover by totally replacing the content on my C drive
    I choose recover system in the Acer recovery management, the system reboots, I type in password (which is correct, I tried once to type in a false password and got another error messeage).
    Directly after this I get a dialog saying Type mismatch with a heading saying D2D32

    Thx


  • sinedubio May 26, 2009

    PowerQuest Partition Table Editor says:

    1, type 12, boot 00, cyl 0, head 1, sector 1

    2, type 07, boot 80, cyl 1023, head 254, sector 63

    3, type 07, boot 00, cyl 1023, head 254, sector 63

  • sinedubio May 26, 2009

    No discs came with the computer and creating ones dont work as stated above.
    I can change any number using PowerQuest Partition Table Editor. I did this after the XP installation (changed to type 12 on first partition.)

  • sinedubio May 26, 2009

    Thx
    My next step will be to backup my D drive, decrypt it, burn the recovery discs with no error messages, and make a fresh installation using these discs. It may work and it is the only way I can think of to use a legit version of Vista on this machine. I fought long and hard to get XP to work, but Acer wouldnt provide with proper drivers and the ones I found crashed on me continously
    Thank you for your time!


  • sinedubio May 26, 2009

    No, did not really help. There is no easy solution I guess.

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Hi there,

Tell me when you get this error, after when you create partion or before?
It seems that there must be some problem in the partion table.

Post back for more help 
Thanks

Posted on May 26, 2009

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  • Mukesh Kumar May 26, 2009

    Ok..
    At now you need a windows cd to install it again.
    or use the cd comes with this system (recovery Disk), and install tham from starting.

  • Mukesh Kumar May 26, 2009

    Now just one way left, save all data to another computer HDD and reformat the whole HDD by using Fdisk command.


  • Mukesh Kumar May 26, 2009

    Ok..
    just install a fresh copy of any OS you want and make partion at that time.
    after that you can easyly create a recovery disc.

    I recommend a software to make a recovery disk -
    Acronis True Image
    this software is very easy to use and help you to create a recovery disk of whole installed operating system.

    Good Luck

  • Mukesh Kumar May 26, 2009

    Yes, thats also better
    Thanks
    regard
    all-guru

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