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Trying to get the PQSERVICE(Xdrive on screen

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February 15, 2010 8:34:52 PM

I have a acer aspire M1202 and I was wondering how I could get the PQSERVICE(X:) drive on the screen in the drive area(start/computer).I'm new to computers and was wondering how to do this; after hearing about it.

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February 16, 2010 12:53:52 AM

Hi Newcomer and Welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Enable the function and try to press keys ALT+F10 simultaneously during the starting of the computer.

Hope this helps!
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February 16, 2010 12:55:38 AM

This may help you!
http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Repair-The-Acer-D2D-Re...

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This guide is made based on an Acer Aspire 5315, but will probably work on other machines with a hidden eisa rescue partition.

This is for everyone who has got problems unhiding and accessing the hidden rescue partition, and have tried all the methods with d2d disabling and changing partition type, perhaps with partedit32 or ptedit32, only to find out that nothing has happened after rebooting.

Download and install "Diskpart" from Microsoft, a small but powerful textbased utility, the link below is a direct download:
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...part_setup.exe

Here's the step by step to succeed...

Press "win + r" to bring up the run window
Type: "cmd", to bring up the command window
Type: "diskpart", a new command window pops up with a "Diskpart >" prompt
Type: "rescan", a configuration check runs
Type: "list disk", a list of the availible disks appears
Type: "select disk 0", if your hidden partition resides on that disk of course
Type: "list partition", to find out with partition is your hidden one (probably about 10 gb and without name)
Type: "select partition 1", if that is your hidden partition
Type: "detail partition", here you will see the partition type, take a note of that so that you can reset it to the original if needed.
If your partition type = 27 you should enter id=07 in the step below, if type = 12 enter id=0B in the step below.
Type: "set id=07 override", where 07 is the number from the step above - to unhide your partition
Type: "select disk 0", to go back to the top of the disk again
Type: "list volume", you should be able to see the "pqservice" volume
Type: "select volume 0", if that is your pqservice partition
Type: "assign letter=f", where f should be your first free driveletter (listed in "list volume" command) remember the CD/DVD driveletter!!

When you have completed all the steps, the pqservice disk should autostart in windows (no reboot needed), if not press "win + e" to bring up explorer and find your new disk

All the contents are now yours for the taking!!

Close the command windows and you are done!!!

To roll back (if that is what you really want...) do the following steps

Press "win + r" to bring up the run window
Type: "cmd", to bring up the command window
Type: "diskpart", a new command window pops up with a "Diskpart >" prompt
Type: "rescan", a configuration check runs
Type: "select disk 0", if your hidden partition resided on that disk of course
Type: "select volume 0", if that is your pqservice partition
Type: "remove letter=f", where f is the letter you assigned to the volume
Type: "select disk 0", to go back to the top of the disk again
Type: "select partition 1", if that was your hidden partition
Type: "set id=27 override", where 27 is the number that you hopefully wrote down somewhere - to hide your partition again

And it should be hidden again! Perhaps a reboot is in order...
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February 23, 2010 4:34:01 AM

Best answer selected by bwbstr435.
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September 11, 2010 8:15:21 PM

The easiest way yet is to down load Hiren's BootCd 11.00 and use "Gparted" go to manage flags and change it to Boot and just reboot the Computer. It worked like a charm!
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September 11, 2010 8:26:38 PM

I should ad that it will restore the system to factory default. It is just that simple!
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September 11, 2010 10:13:48 PM

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