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Forgotten password for empowering im runing off the cd with ubunt

Found the tools folder but no aimdrs.dat i cant find PQservice either help some1 pls

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Acer eRecovery management Restore system to factor default but I don't know the password


Locate and Unhide Hidden Rescue Partition
  • 1 Access the Diskpart command prompt. Acer stores custom eRecovery passwords on your computer in PQService, a hidden rescue partition. Locating this partition requires accessing the Diskpart utility from the command prompt. Diskpart allows you to run a scan on your hard drive and bring up hidden partitions. To access Diskpart, go to Start and type "cmd" in the search bar to bring up the black command prompt box, and then type "diskpart" at the prompt to switch to a Diskpart prompt. Depending on your computer, a new command prompt may open with the Diskpart prompt.
  • 2 Scan your computer configuration. At the Diskpart prompt, type "rescan" to run a system configuration check. When the scan finishes, you will receive a message informing you the scan is complete. At the command prompt, type "list disks" to bring up available disks and then type "select disk 0."
  • 3 Locate the hidden partition. At the command prompt, type "list partition" to view a list of partitions on your disk. Locate the partition with no name and a size of approximately 10GB. At the command prompt, type "select partition (number)."
  • 4 Determine the partition type and unhide the partition. The hidden PQService partition will be either a type 27 or a type 12 partition. If the partition is type 27, unhide it by typing "set id=07 override," and if a type 12, then unhide it by typing "set id=0B" at the command prompt.
  • 5 View the PQService partition. Return to the disk containing PQService by typing "select disk 0" at the command prompt, and then type "list volume" to view the contents of the disk. PQService will be visible in the list, preceded by a number. Type "select volume (number)" and then assign PQService a new drive letter so you will be able to open and view it from your computer interface window. At the command prompt, type "assign letter=f."
Reset eRecovery Password
  • 1 Open PQService. Navigate to the drive containing PQService. Find the file "aimdrs.dat." Right-click on the file and select "Open with" and then "Textpad," "Notepad" or another text editor you prefer.
  • 2 Open the file and find the password. Open the file with your text editor and locate the eRecovery password. Look for a line that reads, "Password=password name," "Hint=the password hint." Write down the password and close the file.
  • 3 Open eRecovery using the recovered password and follow the instructions to create a new password.


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May 23, 2015 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Can you bypass the acer empowering password


The default password for that is 000000If that doesn't work, try a blank password, and there may be a hint to help you out.
If that doesn't work, you have to get something like the ultimate boot disk, and manually navigate and open a file on the hidden partition of the hard drive. The location of the file you want is:<root>\TOOLS\AIMDRS.DATIf you can open that file, you should be able to read the password.

Feb 03, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Empowering technology password forgotten


If you remember that you never set the password ..try to leave it blank ..and see if it works ...It may be activated but never inserted any password...or be the default one 000000 (6 zeros ) ..
If this issue is still on ...I think trying a blank one .will give you a hint ..and if you are lucky you will remember it ..
If non of these is working ..you either need to hack into the partition ..and find the file and change it ..or ..use a different method to reinstall the operation system ..(use a boot-able disk with the operation system on it ...If you do not have on e..just burn one using Nero ..or another image burning program ...Download a boot-able disk image from a torrent file site...or buy one ..)
The drivers needed in this case will be found on the support site of the manufacturer ..in the drivers downloads sector..and the selection is made by the model and operation system ..
If you want to give it a try and change the file responsible for this password being present ..you need either to remove the hard disk ..and explore it by connecting to another computer ..and in this case you need to get into the partition ..and look for a file named AIMDRS.DAT, BTW file is located in root of PQSERVICE disc ..If you change the password in the file ..it will work ..or if you are able to read it ..this is the password..
if you do not want to remove the hdd ..try the Acronis Disk Director ...
I understood this is capable of exploring the partitions ..and make changes on this file ..
But ..cause this program is not easy to use..and the operation can be tricky ..I suggest to use a boot-able disk ...and load the operation system ..and after that just install the drivers and programs and this is all ..cause the recovery partition will no longer be usable ...You may try after that to replace it with a back-up image ..of the newly installed OS ..with drivers and such ..
Good luck !

Dec 09, 2011 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

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I have a emachine el1200-06w, I was trying to restore my system to\r\na earlier update date. When I tried to do it it asked for a empowering technology password.How do fine out what this password is I do...


Hello, according to Acer's website the default password is 000000 (six zero's). If that does not work try the step below.

Booted with Ubuntu 10.10 Live Cd.
Browsed to PQSERVICE hidden partition.
Opened "aimsdrs.dat" with text editor. (in root folder not "tools")
and "password" PD= "____" and "hint" HD="____"
are given and can be edited.

Hope this helps!

Apr 10, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Hi.I have acer 5633 wlmi laptop. I had a lot of stuff stored in Acer PSD (personal secure disk) and it (windows vista) suddenly crashed. Now I have installed windows 7 and Acer e data security management...


All your stuff is stored on your D drive with hidden folder name HI TRUST DRIVE and in a file eDS_PSD_drive.vmdf. The HiTrustDrive holds Acers back-up data of your system, you should have made recovery discs from this when you first had the laptop. When making these discs you are asked to define a password, you will need the password to view the files, if you have forgotten it just boot to a linux live cd and you can view the password, it is stored in plain text on a hidden partition in the following file: /TOOLS/AIMDRS.DAT.

Just give it a try...

Jan 06, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

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Hi.I have acer 5633 wlmi laptop. I had a lot of stuff stored in Acer PSD (personal secure disk) and it (windows vista) suddenly crashed. Now I have installed windows 7 and Acer e data security management...


All your stuff is stored on your D drive with hidden folder name HI TRUST DRIVE and in a file eDS_PSD_drive.vmdf. The HiTrustDrive holds Acers back-up data of your system, you should have made recovery discs from this when you first had the laptop. When making these discs you are asked to define a password, you will need the password to view the files, if you have forgotten it just boot to a linux live cd and you can view the password, it is stored in plain text on a hidden partition in the following file: /TOOLS/AIMDRS.DAT.

Just give it a try...

Jan 06, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook

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Hi, I've got an Acer Aspire 5315-2639 for reference. I've been attempting to restore the default factory settings but it seems as if no matter what I try it won't comply. It won't accept my password...


If you forgot Windows password, you can create a Windows password reset bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset your lost or forgotten Windows password, i have created a bootable CD with the tool Windows Password Breaker and reset my administrator password successfully.

Dec 23, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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How to restore fatory settings without the cd acer aspire 5740g windows 7 home premium windows is not booting n auto recovery that is alt+f10 is also not working but the recovery partition still exist


For all Acer Netbooks try to initiate the recovery using Altgr key (righthand side of the space bar) and F10, ie Altgr+F10 as soon as the computer restarts. If the recovery partion is corrupted or do not have the CD. Try the below steps:
No Restore CD / eRecovery / password / ALT + F10 or F10
1 - Recovery of data on the hidden partition PQSERVICE for password
A - Installing the software R-Drive Image to create an image of this partition (this file has the extension. ARC)
B - Always with this software, create a virtual disk logic to see the files
C - From the desktop, go to the newly created virtual disk and find the file aimdrs.dat. The open with the notepad and get the password.
2 - Reactivating the ALT + F10
A - Always on the virtual disk created, find 2 files: mbrwrwin.exe and rtmbr.bin.
B - Copy these 2 files on drive C: \
C - Since the MS-DOS (Pocket PC) to C: \, type the following command: mbrwrwin install rtmbr.bin
D - The function has been reactivated.
3 - Start of Restoration
A - At the start of the PC, go to the set-up to check if the function is well on D2D enabled (normally it is a default setting ... but hey you never know.)
B - Once the audit and that the PC has restarted once the ACER logo appears, simultaneously press ALT + F10 to start the restore utility.
C - When it asks for the password, you need to type one found in the file aimdrs.dat. CAUTION: The keyboard is QWERTY mode so we thought enter his password, but as some letters are reversed, it does not work.
4 - Normally at this stage there ... everything works and restoration is smooth.
Note: If the operating system does not work, it is possible to do this from another PC by connecting the hard drive or USB slave
i found this helped me with exactly the same problem you have on the 7540g aspire laptop use the ALTGR on the right hand side of keyboard not the ALT on the left hand side of the keyboard along with F10 i tried it with just the ALT on the left side nothing happened but when used ALTGR on right side it woeked and reset everything back to factory settings then went to acer site and downloaded missing drivers hope this helps you out

Jun 24, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Acer empowering technology password recovoryThe password is store


Hi.. to find the aimdrs.dat, it is located at PQSERVICE drive/root folder. In my laptop, it is on drive x:\. Please check the drive for the location in your computer. You can access the PQSERVICE, For example:
- go to command prompt (Click start, run, type: cmd)
- type: " x: " (without " ")
- type: " dir " (you will see the file of aimdrs.dat is there)
- you can copy the file to any location.
for example to external flash drive which is in drive f:\
type: copy aimdrs.dat f:\ (the aimdrs.dat file will be copied to your new location, flash disk in drive f:\
- you can open the flash disk and open the aimdrs.dat file by right click on the file and choose open with notepad or wordpad. You will see the password in there. It will say "PD=it's your password".

That's what I was doing with my Acer laptop to get the empowering technology password. I hope you can solve the problem. Good luck.

Mar 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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