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Lost Acer D2D Recovery Partition

I have an Acer Aspire 5612 WLMi notebook, which originally had windows XP home installed on it. I installed Linux OS Ubuntu 9.1 and accidentally deleted the hidden recovery partition and can no longer return to or install Windows. Acer informs me that the recovery disc is no longer available and I cannot re-install Windows from scratch...I have tried everything possible, please help if you can!!!


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If you still have the original key, you should be able to use an original CD of Windows XP Home to wipe the drive and re-install the operating system.
When starting remember to have the software repartition the drive to a single partition, to salvage the space and to remove all remnants of the old operating systems.

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Hi

thank you for using Fixya

i have lost your recovery then only once solution just you have to run Windows CD and re load your Windows XP then go to Acer Site and Download drivers for your model

you will find drivers from folowing link

http://www.latestdriversupdate.com/driver/41652.html

Posted on May 14, 2010

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The Acer Aspire One Netbook has a hidden partition on its hard disk drive which allows recovery of
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2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)
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The solution : If you did not previously make a backup of your system by making an image disc. It will not be possible to use the D2D recovery. Your only hope will be to have in your possession Acer Recovery CD/DVD.

And the third causes : the Acer Master Boot Record (MBR)was damaged or replaced by non-Acer MBR. As long as partition PQSERVICE is present or that you can put the hand on the necessary Acer files you can reinstall the MBR of Acer.

The solution :

First method : on a functional Windows system:

1 disable the D2D recovery option of the bios.
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Second method : On a nonfunctional Windows system.

For that you must use a Linux distribution (for me Mandriva provided all the tools necessary).

1 Boot on the Mandriva install CD/DVD the boot menu will give you the possibility to repair or to restore the Windows boot loader.
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My acer laptop is not starting , i am switching on the start button the green light is comming but the windows are not starting


Today's machines require we make our own or order them. Let's see if Acer has some boot recovery method but first, I'm going to write as if there is no issue about losing files on the machine.

Try the ALT+F10 key

First of all you must be aware that some of the operations to come can cause irreversible change on your hard disk, I recommend to you and I will never make it enough make a backup of your system before launching you in any hazardous operation.

Any damage and/or modification done on your system will be under your whole responsibility. The following procedures were done on a Acer Aspire 5102wlmi and some also functioned on a Dell Inspiron 9400/1705.

As you know, the Acer computers and those of other manufacturers are now delivered with a system of restoration installed in a hidden partition of your hard disk. This system launches out while pressing keys ALT+F10 simultaneously. And sometimes for various reasons this system ceases functioning.

The first cause often comes owing to the fact that function D2D Recovery is disable in the bios (menu principal).

The solution : enable the function and try to press keys ALT+F10 during the starting of the computer.

The second cause : in this case hidden partition PQSERVICE was erased or damaged, or you replaced the disc and in this case it is not present.

The solution : If you did not previously make a backup of your system by making an image disc. It will not be possible to use the D2D recovery. Your only hope will be to have in your possession Acer Recovery CD/DVD.

And the third causes : the Acer Master Boot Record (MBR)was damaged or replaced by non-Acer MBR. As long as partition PQSERVICE is present or that you can put the hand on the necessary Acer files you can reinstall the MBR of Acer.

The solution :
First method : on a functional Windows system:
1 disable the D2D recovery option of the bios.
2 open a Windows session with an account administrator.
3 Download, unzip and launch partedit32(registration required for download).
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Second method : On a nonfunctional Windows system.
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1 Boot on the Mandriva install CD/DVD the boot menu will give you the possibility to repair or to restore the Windows boot loader.

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The last solution is the simplest one, just note that during the Linux installation you will have to resize your Windows partition to create a place for a new Linux partition it is the most perilous part because irreversible, therefore take your precautions at this time.

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Linux to xp


absolutely! all you need is your windows install CD and the installation will prompt you to select a partition, select your linux partition, delete it and start a new with XP. it's very easy.

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This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
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