I have this hidden partition on my notebook (aspire 6920G) and I have no idea what is it used for. I know that PQService is recovery partition but I've never heard of this. By googling I've found that HP's used to use Compaq Setup partition to boot bios (?), but this is acer. I would really like to get rid of it (because now I can't create another primary partition).
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.
System - HP Envy14-1200 Beats Edition Notebook PC Series - Product # XQ103AV. It came pre-installed Windows 7.
Error message "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. See the setup log file" appears during fresh installation of Windows 8.0.
MS Windows 8 installation DVD detects the hard drive OK. Mini Tool Partition software (3rd party) detects the hard drive OK.
Both Windows 8 DVD and MiniTool software detects the disk partition and its formated OK, but the error message appears to prevent it from installation.
These are steps that I tried to resolve the problem, but it won't work.
1. Used Microsoft Windows 8 DVD diskpart to clean HD, partition and format........still get the same error message. 2. Used Microsoft Windows 8 DVD diskpart to clean HD and partition....................still get the same error message. 3. Used MiniTool Partition software to clean HD, partition and format........still get the same error message. 4. Used MiniTool Partition software to clean HD and partition....................still get the same error message. 5. Purchased a new hard drive repeat step 1 - 4 and I got the ......same error message.
Background I upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7 and it worked for a 2 month, then I upgraded to Windows 8.1. After the system is upgraded and rebooted, the screen turn black. So I decided to re-install Windows 8.0. There is no SIM/SD card in the laptop.
I'm really annoyed with the trend in laptop LCD panels to shorten the vertical resolution(s) available for a given screen size and wondered if anyone else felt the same way.
ok / ranty mode on - indulge me here
Yeah, i get it... screens are going wider. first it was 4:3 ratio, then 16:10 and now 16:9. and at the same time pixels have been getting bigger.. But do they have to get shorter at the same time??? Last time I checked, most of the things I, and I'm presuming other people, use laptops for - reading web pages, writing, programming, etc benefit more from increased vertical resolution than horizontal resolution. I don't see these forums listing its topics horizontally anytime soon...
I don't really object to the shift to widescreen aspect ratios... rather it's my inability to find a 16-inch (or smaller) laptop with more than 768 pixels vertically. And resolutions available for a given screen size have shrunk. Looking at HP under 17 inches, only the Envy 15 can do better than 1366x768, and that's optional. And what exactly is making the 1366x768 resolution so popular anyway? It's not an HD standard used by any media.
/whew: rant over.
I'm think going to keep my DV5t with it's 1680x1050 LCD for a long time. It's screen is already an antique.. replaced by 1680 x 945.
I'm having some trouble with vista running some components are missing. I was just wondering is there a way to access the vista portion on the recovery partition and run it to upgrade/repair vista? or is it only accessible for a clean install?
I have been reading through the forums and haven't found a certain answer... I have a OCZ SSD 2.5 inch installed in the laptop. Picked up a adapter to convert my cdrom slot into a 2.5 inch HD.
Just added a second OCZ SSD 2.5 same size same model all the same.
When I go into the intel storage bios I do not see an option to have a RAID0 (stripped) raid. I can only create a mirrored raid... Even though intel clearly states all over the place that the chipset in the e6400 can handle RAID0.
I currently installed Ubuntu and it was good but It drained my battery so I decided to take it off. After that my computer started to act weird. The Media Direct partition appeared in next to my OS and Recovery partitions. When i would press the MD button, I would get a blue screen and eventually every time I press the button It just turns on my computer. When I try to turn it back on after putting it on hibernate, it states that windows did not turn off right and it restarts windows. I have decided to a clean reinstall of Vista and MD but I have a few questions. I found this tutorial on how to do it on the internet but i found that i have to completely delete all the partitions including the recovery partition. I was wondering if there is a way to do this without having to delete that partition?
My uncle has a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 3Gb RAM, 160 Gb HD and Windows Vista Home Premium. On boot up there is an error message stating that a back up should be performed immediately as the hard drive has a serious problem.
The good news is that I managed to make a clone of the 160 Gb HD to a 1000 Gb HD (Western Digital Blue) using Paragon software before the original drive failed. The bad news is that the cloning process stopped at 42%, but this 42% included the recovery partition and another part of the HD called Dell Utility.
I installed the cloned WD drive and pressed F8 on boot up, but the advanced boot menu did not appear. Instead I get the error message 'no bootable devices'.
I ran the diagnostics program using F5. All the tests were completed and 'passed'. The BIOS recognizes the new drive as 1000 Gb.
Question: how do I boot the laptop? My uncle does not have any recovery media.
After reading this thread: E Module Bay 2.5" drive. about the possibility of a second hdd in the Latitude E Series I wonder if it is possible to use Raid0 with E6400 as mentioned in the manual. Looking after it in the Bios I can't find any Raid Modus for SATA-Operation. Any ideas???
i'm thinking about upgrading my HDD's now. I've got an itch for better and bigger SSDs. I was thinking of buying a pair of Intel 80GB G1 or G2, OCZ Vertex 60GB, or OCZ Agility 60GB SSD's and put them in Raid0 on the laptop.
Currently I have a crappy a$$(OCZ Core series V2) ssd and a 5400 rpm hdd in the laptop atm, but i was thinking of getting something much faster to go with my T8300 CPU doing RAID0 on a 5400 or 7200 rpm hdd is dumb because of the heat issues... but RAID0 with SSD's would be just AWESOME. I have never dose RAID0 on a laptop before so i was wondering if its even possible to do it on a HP DV9500 laptop? My roommate has the Gateway FX with that 1900X1200 screen and he has RAID0 on his hdd's from the factory, so i was wondering if its possible to do it on the DV9500?
A friend brought over her HP Pavilion dv6226us Laptop running VISTA. The hard drive was full and the machine could not be used for anything. Would like to wipe the dirve and start over, but need a VISTA recovery disk for the machine. The D: partition where the backup files from HP resides was removed from the drive so Recovery manager is not an option. Checked the HP support site and there are not recovery disks available for HP for this model laptop with VISTA, at least when I entered all the information on the site it did not list anything.
Is there anything that can be done by copying the correct files from the WINDOWS directory on the C drive.
I have 4 partitions on my disk as shown in Disk Management. I don't use hibernation, so I want to reclaim the 8GB partition for use as storage. I have a few questions regarding this.
1) What will I compromise if I remove the 8GB partition, other than hibernation?
2) I right-clicked on the OS partition and selected "Shrink Volume". I received the popup shown in the attached image below. It doesn't reflect anything about returning the 8GB partition to the OS partition. In fact, shrinking goes against my intention of expanding the OS partition to include the 8GB. Right-clicking on the 8GB partition only brings up "Help" in the context menu and is not shrinkable.
3) Can I do this any time after having used the laptop for a while, with data and programs already installed? Does the process affect existing files and installations?
I recently bought the XPS M1330 from a friend and wasn't familiar with the current issues caused by the nVidia GeForce 8400M GS. Lately, I've been looking for a solution to the problem...
I was reading about the Cooper Mod in another thread and it just seems like a temporary fix...
So, I was wondering has anyone tried manually installing the Intel version of the motherboard, since it seems to have no overheating problems. Has anyone tried a different motherboard to fix the overheating?
I am not able any longer to change the brigntness of the display via the known keys if the light sensor is deactivated. If the light sensor is activated I can adjust the brightness but I do not like the sensor.
I can change the brightness without the sensor when I am in the BIOS and during windows is booting.
My system: Precision M4500 with Windows 7 Professional X64 . The problem also occours with a fresh and pure Windows 7 Installation ..