Acer Aspire E1-470p :: Can Hidden Recovery Partition Become Corrupt?

Feb 9, 2015

I got a virus somewhere along the line. Every time I do a factory install it's never right. Can the hidden recovery partition become corrupt? If so, how do I wipe my hard drive clean so I can use the "Completely Restore Coomputer to Factory Default" setting?

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Acer :: Reconstructing The Hidden Recovery Partition With The DVD

Nov 10, 2008

I just wanted to know if there was a way to reconstruct the hidden recovery partition with the recovery dvds? The thing is that when i bought the notebook I noticed the partition and thought it was just garbage(how fool), so i totally erased everything, the good thing is that i made the recovery dvds with Erecovery before that.

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Acer Aspire 5733 :: How To Find Hidden Partition

Jan 29, 2015

When I bought my Aspire 5733 laptop about 18 months ago it came with a hidden partition built in now I cant remember what the partition was called or how to find it .

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Oct 11, 2014

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I discovered the space holds MS Office but I can't access Office without purchasing it which I have no need for so this is just a closet full of stuff I don't want and apparently I can't use the storage space either.

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May 6, 2009

I am going to install Win7 RC on my Vaio TT21XN. Have made Recovery DVD. If I remove hidden partition and install new system (for example Win7) and after some time will want have hidden partition back will it be recovered after using Recovery DVD?

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Jan 4, 2010

I bought a HP-Pivilion DV14-1551dx a month back and I haven't created recovery discs yet. After a month of usage I suspect some virus and spyware in my laptop because some of my friends browsed unprotected websites. Will the virus and spyware affect the recovery partition? Now if I create a recovery disc from the recovey partition will it be safe to use those discs or will it be affected by virus and spyware?

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HP Pavilion G7 2223nr Recovery :: Lost Hidden Partition - Error Code 0000225

Jun 15, 2012

I have a Pavilion G7 2223nr. It came with w7, and free upgrade to W8. Was never able to go to W8.1. Caught something bad everything went south. Had to reload win 7 pro, I had the software pack from MS.

I cannot get the computer to reconize anything doing with the ethernet, or the WiFi.

I tried F11 at bootup, and all I get is Computer is broken error code 0000225.

I have lost my HP partition, so I need to know if HP sells a disk that will give it back to me?

If all else fails I just use my tablet until I buy win8, or 8.1. Or I take it to a repair shop. I have been researching this for 2 days, have downloaded all drivers from HP for my computer, and it still doesn't recognize any device.

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Acer :: How Can I Regain The Use Of The Hidden Partition

Apr 11, 2009

I have had to recover my Acer Aspire 5103 laptop twice now and on both occasions the Recovery (Alt + F10 at the acer logo) did not work.

I have now reinstalled Windows Vista after formatting and partitioning my hard drive into 3 equal partitions with C and D in NTFS format using Paragon Partition Manager.

That is 112Gb of 120Gb because the recovery software is on the 8Gb hidden partition and I intend to install Linux on the 3rd partition.

how to unhide the hidden partition so that I can format it and merge it with the C drive.

I have downloaded all Vista and Acer drivers and programs so the hidden partition is surplus to my requirements.

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Acer :: Retrieve Hidden Partition

Nov 24, 2008

how to retrieve acer hidden partition.i accedentally delete ie.dont have backup for it,have a backup the acer factory setting but but didnt recover the hidden partition.

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Acer :: Erecovery / Hidden Partition

Jan 17, 2010

I have an aspire 4930 laptop which came with Vista pre-installed. To cut a long story short I installed windows xp to replace this which has been a total disaster (although the system is still working). I would like to start afresh with vista so need to do a factory reset. I have no recovery CDs.

I can confirm that the hidden partition PQSERVICE is intact. I cannot however run the erecovery software from windows because it was lost along with Vista and as far as I am aware I cannot download a windows xp compatible version.

WinXP over-wrote the ACER MBR so the Alt-F10 command stopped working however I have used a live CD version of GRUB to boot to the recovery partition, sidestepping the need to restore the Acer MBR. When the vista partition boots up Acer eRecovery Management loads, however the "restore system from factory default" and "restore system from user's backup" options are both greyed out.

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Oct 2, 2014

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Acer :: What Does ERecovery Back Up - Hidden Partition Or C Drive

Apr 26, 2009

I made a backup of "something" after the software first installed itself. The set is 2 DVDs for Vista Home Basic.

But what did I really back up? Was it the C drive or the hidden partition?

I ask because, after a number of changes to the C drive, I want to take another backup.

If I use eRecovery, what will I get in the backup?

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Acer :: Resize C Drive And Delete Hidden Partition

Apr 22, 2009

Can the C drive be enlarged?

Can the hidden partition be emptied and made "visible"?

My laptop is rather new, and I noted that the C drive was pretty full already. I deleted many software items and added other software that I needed, but there isn't much left anyway. The D drive is largely empty however. Can the C drive be repartitioned? Is any special software needed to do that?

The hidden partition seems not to be of much use after one has made the 3 DVD factory default backup. Can it be deleted? Made Visible and used for something else?

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Acer :: Rebooting From Recovery Partition Aspire 3620

Mar 22, 2009

rebooting from partition drive. I want to reboot back to factory install. I don't care if I lose existing data. No I do not have recovery discs. ACER IS TO CHEAP TO INCLUDE WITH NEW LAPTOPS>

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Acer Aspire V5 :: Keep Freezing Up - Cannot Access Recovery Partition

Dec 10, 2014

My Aspire V5-552PG-X809 has frozen 5 times in the last two days. Why is this happening, and how do I stop it. I just got it back from being serviced about two weeks ago, and did a fresh install of windows recently.
 
Here's the timeline for my system: About 6 weeks ago the system froze and needed a hard restart. Upon restarting, nothing would load. I couldn't access the recovery partition, and repair media did nothing.  I sent it back to ACER for repair, and they replaced the HDD. It ran fine for about two weeks, but I was not paying attention during setup and put in the wrong username (This normally wouldn't be an issue, except it changed the name of the user directory and was a hassle for some R code that I had written). I reinstalled windows and fixed the directory issue about two days ago. Since that time I have had about 5 system freezes requiring hard restarts, and every time I'm paranoid that it will kill my HDD again.

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Acer Aspire E1 571-6471 :: Cannot Access Recovery Partition

Feb 16, 2015

I purchased an Acer Aspire about a year ago and the laptop has seen minimal. I have experienced a common problem that Windows 8 users have. When I upgraded to Windows 8.1 - I got a 'failure to reconfigure updates' reverting back and it would go into a loop and continually do this. I only discovered this was common after. ALT+F10 does not work for me. Even though it appears the option is enabled on my computer. Currently if I can get the function to work - ALT+F10 did up until recently bring me to 'Preparing Start Up Repair' - then it would go to System Restore.

After System Restore started, the splash screen would just stay displayed and nothing happens. I am attempting to order recovery disks but apparently non US customers have issues with ordering them. I don't understand how this can happen. I have not used the laptop very often at all. It's practically a fresh install. In a year it has maybe seen 50 hours of usage. I have no way of accessing system recovery options as of now. The laptop is essentially bricked.

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Acer Aspire 5520 :: Recovery Partition Is Deleted

Mar 5, 2015

I bought an Acer Aspire 5520 few years ago. It has a partition with Windows Vista installed on that. Unfortunately that partition is deleted completely so I can not recover my laptop to its factory setting.
 
Is there anyway that I can install that original windows Vista again? I looked behind my laptop and there is a label with a product key. Is that useful?

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Acer Aspire ES1-511-C590 :: How To Recover From Recovery Partition

Nov 8, 2014

I bought an ES1-511-C590. It came with Windows 8.1 with Bing. It has a built-in recovery partition named push button recovery or something.
 
I really do not like built-in recovery mechanism on the same HDD. I perfer a DVD/USB or any external media.I wanted to export that recovery parititon to a DVD/USB. I searched the web and found that I needed to use Acer eRecovery Managment application. But mine did not came with that software, and I could not find it on Acer's web site either.
 
I installed Windows 10 on it. I did not like this laptop, so I decided to sell it. Now, I want to make it to factory settings. Pressing Alt + F10 showed some kind of error, like it cannot verify the signature of winload.efi. I thought Windows 10 somehow messed it up. So I installed normal Windows 8.1 Pro I had. Then tried Alt + F10. Now, it did not show that winload.efi error, but it asks me to insert a recevery media. That is, it does not recognise the recovery partition.
 
By the way, the screen of Alt + F10 looked like stock Windows 8.1 screen from Microsoft, not Acer. When I watched it on their web site, it showed some kind of Acer recovery program. Is this normal?
 
What happened? Is my recovery feature broken? I can still see the recovery partition (11.03GB), why can't I recover it? Any method to recover the factory state.

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Acer :: How To Unhide And Delete Recovery Partition In Aspire 6920

Oct 3, 2009

I have Acer Aspire 6920 Notebook which came with vista home premium in 64 bit installed. I have made Recovery disks (3 DVDs) and had resorted to factory defaults several times by using the DVDs and not by Alt+F10 (at that time I did not know about alt+f10). I now have removed the 64- bit vista home premium and have windows-7 Ultimate RTM, Vista Home Premium and XP Pro all in 32 bit in three separate partitions in one single hdd. I have also done BIOS upgrade from 1.06 to 1.14. I have SATA mode set to IDE instead of the default AHCI due to XP not functioning under AHCI interface.

My BIOS shows hdd pw frozen by default though I have removed the hdd and set the BIOS to default twice. I find the Vista Home Premium in 64 bit OEM is a real pain since it has a lot of third party softwares free and sharewares which I have to uninstall every time (more than 20 of them) and therefore I tried to delete the acers recovery partition which is of 18 GB size and my Notebook with 250 GB hdd shows only 232 GB.

However, the partition is hidden and I have tried to unhide and delete the recovery partition with a number of third party partition softwares like Paragon, partedit32, Easeus, Norton, acronis, G-parted, macrium reflect, all with no success!

Now I request the learned members to give me a solution that will work, in simple procedure explained, to unhide the acer recovery partition and deleting it without disturbing my present OSes installed on the three partitions. Macrium does not show the PQ Service/EISA partition.

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Dec 15, 2014

I may have destroyed the recovery partition when I used EaseUS Partition Master to split the C: partition into two partitions. How to recover the partitions necessary for recovery?  When I do to Advanced Startup, I do not get a 'Troubleshoot' option.

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Dec 21, 2014

Have an Acer Aspire MA52 with W8.1 .... How to recover the Recovery partition ....

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Acer Aspire E1-572G :: Will Recovery Partition Work After Partitioning HDD?

Nov 20, 2014

I have a brand new Acer Aspire E1-572G. It has 1TB HDD and with no partitions. So I want to create partitions as I wish, but before that, I would like to know if the recovery option will work if I alter the default HDD structure. Before I have failed with restoring after creating partitions with some other brands.

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Acer Aspire ES1-111M :: Can't Delete Recovery Partition To Free Up Disk Space

Dec 20, 2014

I've created a Factory Default Backup with a USB drive with Acer Recovery Management.  I see this message which tells me I can delete the recovery partion to free up disk space after I've created the backup but it never gives me the option to do so.
 
I DO get the option to remove the Driver Recovery Partition after backing it up to USB but not the 10GB Recovery Partition.  It's a a HUGE deal on a system that only has a 32GB hard drive.

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Dell :: 1505..is There A Hidden Partition

Nov 10, 2008

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop two years old Windows XP 80GB HD

I notice that my C drive has a capacity of 51.2GB while my D drive has a capacity of16.8 for a total of 68GB. Now I know that I should only expect around 74GB due to the decimal vs. binary issue. But I wonder where is the other 6GB (74-68)? After reading many posts, I am assuming it is on a hidden partition. Thus my questions are...

1. If there is a hidden partition, can I get rid of this partition somehow to get me another 6GB? I am pretty much maxed out on HD so I could use every bit of possible. When I bought the laptop, I made sure to get the reinstall disks. So I have a disk that says "Operating System- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 with Update Rollup 2" and a second disk that says "Drivers and Utilities - For Reinstalling Dell Insiron and Dell XPS Computer Software". So I assume that whatever is on the hidden partition is the same as on the disks, and thus I could get rid of the partition. Agree?

2. If folks suggest keeping the partition, or when I run out of HD again, is it fairly easy to add HD GB to the 1505? Again, I have read tons of posts and it seems pretty simple, even for a newbie like me. Is it pretty easy? I'll probably start a different post if I get to this step.

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Sony :: Vaio SR Hidden Partition

Aug 16, 2009

This concerns the Sony Vaio SR 290c model.

Recently I deleted the "hidden" partition that was used to store recovery files. However,

after I formatted the drive, it has not showed up in "my computers." I was wondering

if anyone could advice me on how to basically make the hidden partition become visible on my computer

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Sony :: 200mb Hidden Partition In Windows 7

Feb 2, 2009

I have a new FW285DH. The hard drive is 350GB 7200rpm. I found there is hidden 10gb at the first partition for recovery. You can't see that in My Computer. You can only see it in Disk Management. Since I don't need vista any more, I deleted that partition and make myself 10gb more space.

When you do a clean installation of Windows 7, it will force a 200mb at the first partition which is also a hidden partition. I wonder what is that 200mb partition for. There is no such thing in Vista.

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Acer :: Why Does Aspire V5-552 Have 5 Hidden Partitions On The HDD

Dec 16, 2014

The hard drive on my Acer laptop (Aspire V5-552) has 5 hidden partitions. One I expected, assuming it contains an image of the original set up. But what are the other 4? I list them below with what details Macrium Reflect gives;

Recovery – NTFS Primary 255.9 of 400 MB used.
Esp – FAT32 (LBA) Primary 48.6 of 300 MB used
Unnamed, unformatted primary 128 MB
C: - NTFS Primary … main part of HD 496 GB
Unnamed NTFS Primary 337.5 of 350MB used
Push Button Reset – NTFS Primary 12.56 of 15 GB used

OS is Win 8.1 and I'd really like to tidy things up ... it won't give me a lot more space, but it looks a mess and I thought you could only have 4 partitions total?

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Acer Aspire V5-552 :: Have 5 Hidden Partitions On HD?

Dec 16, 2014

The hard drive on my Acer laptop (Aspire V5-552) has 5 hidden partitions. One I expected, assuming it contains an image of the original set up. But what are the other 4? I list them below with what details Macrium Reflect gives:

Recovery – NTFS Primary 255.9 of 400 MB used.
Esp – FAT32 (LBA) Primary 48.6 of 300 MB used
Unnamed, unformatted primary 128 MB
C: - NTFS Primary … main part of HD 496 GB
Unnamed NTFS Primary 337.5 of 350MB used
Push Button Reset – NTFS Primary 12.56 of 15 GB used

OS is Win 8.1 and I'd really like to tidy things up ... it won't give me a lot more space, but it looks a mess and I thought you could only have 4 partitions total?

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Dell XPS M1710 :: Clone HD To New Drive Including Hidden Restore / Utility Partition Setup?

Dec 14, 2008

The only reason I purchased my xps m1710 is that I thought it was the top of the range model at the time, now all I want to do is replace the hd but at the same time retain all the functionality of the hidden restore partition and the media centre partition. You would expect Dell would make this easy for me as the owner and as Dell market themselves as providing user friendly IT solutions.

I have tried using trueimage to clone the drive but when trying the new drive on boot up it gets to the Dell 'blue bar' then freezes. I have tried copying partition by partition but this is even less successful.

I have tried restoring the restore 'ghost' image to the new hard drive but symantec ghost reports incompatibilities with the image file.

I am upgrading my original Samsung hd (SATA) to a new hd and would like to keep the hidden partition and mediacentre partition as my original hd. I have a new SATA hd which is currently connected in a USB enclosure. I am not a hd or filesystem expert and don't want to spend a year studying the goodells website.

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Acer :: Recovery Dvds And Recovery Partition On Win 7 With Acer Tools

Nov 10, 2009

im planning on buying windows 7 ..

I am a proud owner of acer 7520G ,and my lappy started acting slowly after 1 year of horrible terror or windows vista...

I made those recovery cds , also i got that 10gb partition PQSERVICE...

This service works only when you got their vista+acer signed OS?

IF i install windows 7 will i be able to recover old vista via hidden partition or recovery dvds?

Will i be able to make recovery dvds and recovery partition on win 7 with acer tools?

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