How do I access the eRecovery management on the other partition?
Here is what happened.. Sort version.. I reformatted my c partition with an xp home sp1 disc because I couldn't log into xp. So now, of course, my acer thinks it is a dell and, of course, there is no option to get to the eRecovery management. Is there any way to get to the PQSERVICE partition to run the "oh ****" button? I just want to get back to square one and I hope I haven't gone too far with reformatting the c partition. I didn't touch the other one with the acer stuff on it.
alt-F10 doesn't work.. probably because I formatted..
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Re: How do I access the eRecovery management on the other...
If you have NOT done anything to your D Drive, there is still hope. Power off
Soon as it beeps once, press F10 which should bring you to the recovery menu. Your Acer's manual should tell you in the back, under troubleshooting, which one does it.
Once you have the Recovery Menu, choose the option to rebuild. You are looking for the destructive rebuild of your laptop.
You will lose all data you have put on the laptop already, but the good news is that this should rebuild your laptop completely.
Simply follow all instructions you are given when you do this, and within an hour or so, you will have your laptop back, in the same condition as it was when you took it out of the box, brand new.
Once you have done this, figure out how to do a back up, and buy a bunch of DVD-RW disks, so you can do regular backups of your laptop.
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erecovery password Acer has a software named eRecovery. This software dedicated to their customers in order to get Windows OS recovery process a lot more easier and faster even a kid able to do it.
Acer created a hidden partition labeled PQSERVICE
You wouldn't able to see this partition in Windows explorer. If you want to see this partition existance, right-click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Management
PQSERVICE partition contain an image of Windows OS (XP/Vista/Seven) and this partition will be load to recover anytime when your Windows OS crashed, unstable, or infected by virus.
By pressing ALT+F10 before entering Windows boot process, you will access Acer eRecovery menu and asked the location where the backup will restore (ussually C: Drive). After few simple clicks (as easy as click Next) you will have your Windows back as 'factory default' state (State when you bought your Acer machine)
But how if there are password required for eRecovery? The windows is crashed and unfortunately... you don't know the password?
the ERecovery Service?
Acer Computers there is a floating toolbar on the desktop called the
Acer Empowering Technology program. Within this program there is the
ERecovery Service that allows a user to create backup operating system
disks, create a backup of the current system, and more. This is a very
handy feature because in many cases the computer does not come with a
set of backup disks.
The icon for the ERecovery service looks like this one:
If you dont see this icon on the Empowering Technology bar then the
application is not installed and will not be available.
to Open ERecovery Service
are three ways to access the ERecovery Service.
ALT-F10 when the computer is first turned on. If you see the Windows XP
or Vista splash screen you've waited too long and will have to shut the
computer down and try it again.
the ERecovery Service icon on the Acer floating toolbar and click it.
on Start, All Programs, Acer Empowering Technology, and click on the
icon for Acer ERecovery Management.
from Vista to XP - "ERecovery Service is Not Available"
On many Acer models, the computer is preinstalled with Windows Vista,
but it comes with a set of Windows XP Professional disks that allow you
to uninstall Vista and reinstall Windows XP. Unfortunately, the hidden
partition (PQService) that enables the ERecovery feature remains with a
Windows Vista image. So, after the reinstallation of Windows XP, the
Erecovery service is not available and you'll see a screen similar to
the one below when you try to access it from within Windows.
can still access the ERecovery Service using the Alt-F10 trick when the
computer first starting booting, but you'll be disappointed to see the
Windows Vista OS instead of Windows XP. Dont proceed with the ERecovery
at this point unless you want to restore the system back to Vista.
The Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook has a hidden partition containing files to restore the system to its factory default. On powering up, press the Alt key and the F10 key together (at the same time) repeatedly and after a minute or so, Acer eRecovery Management should start up. Follow the on-screen directions to do a restore of the system to its factory default. The restoration process will reformat the partition that is the C: drive. After restore has completed, Acer eRecovery Management can be used to create a set of disks for a full back up of your system's factory default image.
In order to do this, you need to reformat your laptop. That means that you need the installer for your Operating System as well as your drivers. Secure this two installers and get back here if you need further information.
The Acer Aspire One has a hidden partition which allows restoring of the operating system partition to its factory default condition via Acer eRecovery Management. The restoration clears all user data and so in effect is a "wipe" of your aspire one. The simplest way to enter Acer eRecovery Management is to press the Alt and F10 keys together on power-up while the Acer logo is displayed then follow the on-screen instructions to do the recovery.
I do not think this is going to work for you, because you have formatted the hard drive. The original idea was to pres the alt + F10 on start up to go into the recovery partition, but if you formated, the recovery partition is probably not there any more. Try it anyway.
You are going to need a boot up partition manager likeon the Ultimate Boot CD (ultimatebootcd.com). Boot to it, go into the partition program, then set the active partition back. Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.
I got it to work by deleting all the partitions on my drive (I first loaded xp, loaded system commander 9, and used that to delete all the partitions.)
Then while booting from the recovery cd, holding down alt-f10, the recovery dialog said it was partitioning the drive. (I didn't see this before, even if I partitioned the drive like it came from the factory.)