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Locate and Unhide Hidden Rescue Partition
Posted on May 23, 2015
SOURCE: I've bought a Acer Aspire
I've run into that problem before. Luckily for me I had a set of OEM disks handy, but I'm guessing you are a little more limited in options ;) That's ok, it can be worked around.
Do you still have access to the computer itself? If so then you should be able to find the password. It's kept in a file in the recovery partition. More specifically in the "\TOOLS\AIMDRS.DAT" file.
If you are able to access the recovery partition, usually the D:, then you should be able to just open that file in a text editor like notepad. If you can't view the partition then you will need to get a partition editing program just as GParted.
With GParted you burn it to a cd, restart the computer, and boot to the disk. From the interface you will want to find in list of partitions that one with a label resembling "recovery". If not then look for one that is only about 8-12GB in size. Right click on it, select "Flags" and make sure that "hidden" is not selected. after that hit the apply button at the top if it isn't greyed out, then exit the program and reset the computer. You should now have access to the recovery partition.
Hope that helps, if not let me know :)
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
If you fully formatted the hard drive then most probably you have cleaned the PQservice division which might had recovery data; you can check this with the help of Computer Management console in Windows. It is in Windowssystem32compmgmt.msc. Also check the Disk Management
and see what partitions you still have. Acer eRecovery Management won’t
work if there is no default partition i.e. There should be E or D
partition in order to run it.
Try www.download.com Here you might find your required software or else you have to ask the supplier to fix this problem for you. Hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
go tot Start->All Progs->Accessories->System Tools->restore. and restore the notebook to the earliest date (shown in bold numerals) possible.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
You're going to need to boot it from the Windows XP installation disk, which means if you don't have a CD drive you'll need to get an external CD-ROM drive. This will fix the problem.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
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