Acer :: Post Disk Formatter CD ISO Image
I'm trying to install Vista on a new hard drive for a Acer Aspire 5100. From what I researched, I believe I need to create the PQSERVICE partition. I'm trying to retrieve the 'Post Acer Disk Formatter CD ISO Image'. I believe it is a file named 'Diskformatdt_v1-1d.iso'. I read some of the threads on this website about how to retrieve the file from Acer's website,......................
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Acer :: Acer 5610-4610- ACER Disk Formatter Cannot Find Any Drives
I have an Acer 5610-4610 system. It was repartitioned to one XP drive for several years. I am finally wanting to put the PQ service partition back on it but none of the folders of the restore CD's have any of the files needed to recreate this partition. I am wanting to put the factory (VISTA Home Premium) system on C. With all the system files and folders from the 3 restore CD's into the PQSERVICE partition. I have no clue how to proceed.
I do remember there was an acer(C) partition and a data (D) partition when I got it. The PQSERVICE partition was there back then.
The first (System) CD has none of the files mbrwrdos.exe or rtmbr.bin
used to create the PQSERVICE system.
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Apple :: Disk Image From Macbook Onto Macbook Pro Hdd
If I make an image of my hdd from my white macbook with disk utility onto a hard drive I take out of a unibody macbook pro will it work and boot properly?
I will do this by taking the 250gb hdd out of the unibody macbook pro and putting it into a sata external usb hdd enclosure, then making an image of my current 120gb white macbook and writing the image onto the 250gb. After, I plan to put the 250gb hdd back into the macbook pro and boot it up normally as if everything from my white macbook was just copied onto the macbook pro.
Acer :: 5920g Won't Post
I thought I hibernated or maybe something triggered it back on... i don't know! But my laptop has been sitting inside a drawer while it was running! And I don't remember when the last time I used my laptop and stuck it in there! I opened it up and I saw was BSOD!
So I just turned it off and turned it back on. Nothing posts on the screen and the hard drive light will blink for a second and then stop. Sometimes the fan will just turn off and it will constantly reboot itself. When that happens it only stays on for a few seconds but nothing shows up on the montior.
Man I think I screwed it up. I opened it up and I don't see any physical damage. I even took the heat sinks off and the chips look normal. I don't know what to do now. I have already tried running without a hard drive, only 1 ram stick in either slot. Nothing.
Acer :: 5610 Will Not Post/boot
I am working on my brothers laptop.
Its an Acer 5610 that came with Vista.
He had a broken screen and a virus. I repaired his screen and he then took it to a "buddy" who partitioned the HD to save the pictures ect on it and put XP on the other partition.
My brother was updating drivers when he rebooted it and it just wouldn't restart.
This is a description of the problem:
"I hit the power button , lights come on (no HD light though). and the Fan spins for about 30 seconds and stops. After about 1 minute the fan starts back up and stays on.
Power light , battery charger light stay on but nothing happens."
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Acer :: 5315 Won't Post/boot
I have an Acer Aspire 5315 (Vista) that will not start. When you push the power button the power light comes on for 9 or 10 seconds then goes off. I've tried with/out the battery installed. I have held down the power button for 60 seconds without any power connected/installed. I have reseated the RAM. Tried a different AC Adapter, nothing.
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Acer :: 5920G Not Getting Past POST
My 5920G Acer Notebook freezes, mainly in the first half hour after boot, completely in Windows. I'm not sure what it causes since it happens at most random moment (not in idle though).
It is just completely stuck and nothing responds anymore, causing me to have to reset it using the power button although it should 'automatically restart on freeze'.
When it then starts up again, it 4 of the 5 cases it shows a black screen, not even a BIOS post. There's just nothing. The computer turns itself off again and does it over again.
Sometimes it gets a little further (at windows boot) but then freezes at that point. Or sometimes it freezes at the Acer POST screen.
It also seems to reset the BIOS every time this happens, since I turned the ACER screen off but it keeps coming back.
I first believed it had something to do with heat, although the temperatures at which the computer freezed (I had speedfan running once when it crashed) were around 60 degrees for CPU and GPU and 50 for HDD (which is acceptable right).
What I believe is that it has something to do with the GPU. Sometimes it also shows artifacts at random places on the screen before killing itself and this would also explain why it wouldn't show up anything when I turn it on.
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Acer :: 1350 Starts Up But Won't POST
I have an Acer 1350, when I press the power button the CPU fan comes on for five seconds or so, but the screen doesn't come on, and the hard drive doesn't seek. If I leave it on, after a few minutes the CPU fan comes on again, so obviously part of it is working, but it just won't boot up.
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Acer :: Aspire 5110 Post Error Prior To Booting
On Cold Boot I receive the following message and beep after Post prior to booting XP.
System BIOS Version V3.10A
Bus:06, Device:02, Function:00
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Bus:06, Device:04, Function:00
Resource Conflict - PCI in slot 03
Bus:06, Device:04, Function 01
Bus....... ,Function 02
....... , Function 03
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HP/Compaq :: Non-system Disk Or Disk Error8530w Elitebook
I just borrowed my laptop to a friend and he said when he tried to boot it up he go this message.
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HP/Compaq :: HP- Non System Disk Or Disk Error
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Acer :: Backup/Factory Recovery Make Your Own Factory Image?
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I tried to burn normal files using the same type of discs and they worked fine, so why doesnt the eBackup programme like them?
Their must be a simple solution to this! I can't believe both laptops are faulty with the same issue!
Acer :: Hard Disk Overheating
i own an acer aspire 5630, which i bought in 2007. never had a problem with it, apart from cleaning the fan and heat sink from dust which i've done two or three times.
in the last week i've had a new overheating problem, which is that my hard disk has started getting extremely hot. now the fan is defiitely working, because i can hear it.
so i'm a bit confused about what to do. i thought perhaps the fan maybe isn't working as well as it has in the past, and that maybe i should just buy a new fan for it.
why the hard disk would be getting so hot all of a sudden,
Acer :: Getting Recovery Disk To Work
Bought 5530 in August but already need to run recovery disks as the photo gallery constantly crashes and using restore to an earlier date does not work. I burnt two DVD's when I got it and they looked OK. However after changing start up in BIOS to dvd drive then restarting holding down f8, when pressing the complete restore tab nothing happens except a message saying no restore dvd or HD can be found. Cannot think what to try as the disks and dvd drive appear fine. I wish they included the disks with machine like sony do then you would be 100% sure it is not the disks at fault. Anyone else encounter this? I am sure the problem with the photo gallery is not a virus as I do not use the machine on the internet
Acer :: Hard Disk Replacement
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Acer :: 3004 Max Disk Size
We are trying to upgrade a 3004wlci to 250GB and having great problems.
The bios is 3A32 which is later than the website ate 3A27. The m/c does not seem to like 250GB. On initial install it formatted at 128GB, but I could not find the missing GB.
Acronis can format it to 232GB on my HP laptop, but the 3004 only sees 128GB if I try ACT on it.
Tried formatting FAT32 and 232GB and then using install disks and now get "system disk not found".
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Acer :: 5920G - Formatting My Hard Disk
I own a 5920G. Recently, after formatting my hard disk, I discovered my recovery discs are damaged and I accidentally wiped out my hard disk recovery partition some time ago while installing linux. I managed to copy both the recovery DVDs into my hard disk (not completely), and managed to download some missing drivers & patches from acer & microsoft which were unrecoverable from the discs. The only missing file now is an Image file from Disc2 named D5E0A592.132 (around 50MB). It is the last recovery image in disc2, in a folder named 'Images'. I don't want to take it to Acer service etc because i need to use my notebook a lot, and because my warranty peroid is over.
to upload this single file (D5E0A592.132), preferably to any file hosting service? (eg rapidshare etc). I have been searching online for this file for days.
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OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
I don't think this is illegal, because I'm not pirating any disc or requesting any pirate disc. I do own a legal copy of Windows Vista which came with the notebook.
Acer :: Recovery Disk Aspire 5600
I was given a broken 5600 - if I could fix it, it was mine. I fixed the electrical fault, but also foolishly deleted the hidden partition 1, which apparently held the restore image. The donor doesn't have the recovery CD, and I now need to do a full recovery. The drivers on the Acer site don't quite do the trick, and there's nothing I can find on the site to buy a new recovery disk.
Acer :: 5735-4774 Recovery Disk
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Did the Alt-F10 and got Vista back.
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I went ahead and made the Recovery Disk after deleting all the game stuff.
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Now I am in the process of installing the downloaded .exe SP2 for Vista and will jump online and do some other Microsoft updates (Defender, Explorer 8) the usual stuff.
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Acer :: Aspire 5050 Help Freeing Disk Space
I have a acer aspire 5050 laptop/notebook and everytime I try to watch a video on youtube or just search the internet, it's slow and the words "low disk space" pops up. I click the button that is suppose to clean the files but when it's done the words "low disk space" pops up again. Can you help me with this problem?
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Acer :: Creating BIOS Flashing Boot Disk
Reason for this is to flash your BIOS the safer way.
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First of all get the package here
Extract all the files to Desktop
Go into the folder.
You should see a HP Drive Key Utility.
Open the Program With Administrative Permission with Right Click as shown below:.......
Acer :: Get A Clean Vista Installation Disk From Pre-installed
i bought an acer aspire 8930G, with pre-installed vista (should be OEM) hp and a lot of useless additional software. the note is top, the thing i hate is the pre-installed os. now i want to run a clean vista installation.
reading in several forums about that, but not found the right way to do. so i have some questions.
1. is it possible to create vista installation disk (any kind of it) from data on hidden partition (or other data from the note)?
2. how the data for this disk has to look like?
i won't buy some extra disk, because i have already payed for it as buying licence!
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3. is it true what cappuchok wrote about bogus licence keys that not working with clean install?
Acer :: Extensa 5220how To Remove The Hard Disk
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HP/Compaq :: Hp Dv2120us No Image At All
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Dell :: Post Your S-XPS 13 Temperatures
Alright boys 'n girls!
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Post your HWmonitor screenies or the temps alone! Also, make sure you post what power mode you're in! Don't forget to mention whether you have the 9500 or the 9400!
Let's see those screenies!
I think after we get some temperature readings, we will be able to conclude just how bad the ventilation issue is.. if at all.
Dell :: XPS 1645 Drive Image
I have spent two plus days searching thread after thread and I am not getting anywhere! If someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I just got my 1645 yesterday and what I want to do is to remove the hard drive and put it into my desktop and create an image. I will be formatting the drive removing all three partitions and install another OS. Later on down the road I want to be able to reimage my drive with the original backup. I do not want to clone the drive as I will be using it... I have tried Drive Image and it successfully makes a backup image and when I use it to image another drive the 'OS' & 'Recovery' partitions are fine, and the computer even boots into Windows. But when I use F8 to access the repair console I get a '0xc000000e' error. All of the information I find is somewhat outdated and refers to the period when Dell used Mediadirect.
Dell :: Constant Distorted Image
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Dell :: Factory Image Corrupt
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Dell :: Factory Image Restore
I am trying to restore my laptop (studio xps 16) to factory settings using the recovery image. If I look in my computer, i can see C and D drives.
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Apple :: What Image Editor/creator Do You Use On A Mac
I have firefox for my browsing needs, MS Office for Mac 2008 for my office software, iTunes and Quicktime as my media player (they will play everything won't they?), and now i'm looking for a replacement for paint.net.
I don't need all the features of photoshop, although I gather many many mac users just opt for pirating it
Gimp isn't properly "native" and I hate the gimp tbf. Gimpshop is the same. Seahorse hasn't been updated for 2 years.......
I'm at a loss. What do I do for a paint.net equivilent on a mac? What if I buy photoshop elements? Is that just for photo's, or can I make avatars on it too etc...?
How do you cope? What do you use? Do you just pirate photoshop?
Acer :: Aspire 5920G Recovery Disk, D Drive And Restore Points
Im only just burning the factory DVD restore of my system via Acer eRecovery Management. I should have done this a long time ago right when I first recieved my laptop. What ends up on the factory restore DVD?
Another question, my laptop really has noticably slowed down since purchase. I know this is natural...especially as I currently have lots of games installed...only 9GB currently free on C.
This free space varies drastically day to day as restore points seem to automatically be generated by vista. I think this automatically takes place when vista downloads and installs updates. How can I change this? It's annoying as I have a consitently fluctuating amount of free space on C..I frequently delete these points using Tune Up Utilities 2008 which brings me back to the norm.
Also, the D partition seems like a huge waste of space to just leave as it is. There are 103GB free on this partition with only two windows folders existing on there. I have never touched this partition thinking it is there only for disaster situations, like if vista dies and wants to make an image of itself here.
Is this correct or can I move other files onto this partition? Will this increase performance?
Im just trying to increase the speed of my laptop day to day workings. My girfriend was saying that the D partition can maybe be somehow partitioned to speed up the laptop?
Acer :: Recovery Disk Difference In Programs In French And English Language
I got myself a new laptop but it became french not english(didn't get to decide, wasn't there then), but I got the store i bought it from to put it into english. The problem is that when it was french there were more programs like gridvista, eye webcam etc. Now that it's english there none of those programs. So i'm wondering if I should do the eRecovery management thing, will it stay in english with the programs like the french one? or should i ask for recovery disks from acer and tell them my problem?... it's a acer 5920g/5920-6642 laptop...says both on my laptop.