How To Repair The Acer D2D Recovery by primusboy


									How To Repair The Acer D2D Recovery
This tutorial can also help to do it on other computer brands
Disclaimer : 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
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
4 Identify the Pqservice partition by its size (at the bottom of the
partedit window there is a partition information box) it is a small sized
partition approximately 2 to 6 Go.Once made change the type of your
partition into 0C and save. Restart and open a session with an
administrator account, you should be able to navigate to the PQservice
partition. Seek these two files mbrwrdos.exe and rtmbr.bin once localised
open a command prompt and launch this command mbrwrdos.exe install
rtmbr.bin, this will install the Acer MBR. Close the command prompt
window restart again Windows go into the bios and reactivate the D2D
recovery. Now ALT+F10 should launch Acer recovery at the starting of the
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.
2 If that is not enough launch an installation of linux(this will be an
occasion to test this terrible OS) and choose LILO as boot loader(a boot
menu that allow you to choose between several operating systems) once
finished the installation. Restart your computer in the boot loader menu
system you will have at least 2 Windows options the first generally point
to PQservice choose it and you will boot directly into acer D2D recovery.
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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