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Acer Aspire 4315 /Alt F10 / PQSERVICE / Recovery Partition/ HELP!

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
August 23, 2009 9:16:22 AM

Acer Aspire 4315 / Windows Vista Home Basic

Attempting Factory Restore via Hidden PQservice Partition

Hard drive (C) prev formatted and Vista Reinstalled (somehow) but now corrupt due to Viruses / Addware / Spyware

PQservice Partition still present and in tact.

Have exhausted every suggestion offered on every forum / google search I have been able to find to no avail.


(1) Disable D2D in bios / Unhide recovery partition / copy mbrwrwin.exe + rtmbr.bin to Route DIR / mbrwrwin install rtmbr.bin / re enable D2D in bios / reboot / Alt F10

Result = File:\windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because
the application is missing and corrupt

(2) Unhide partition / Mark as active / reboot

Result = Nothing or same as above.

As an experiment I aslo made a clone of the PQservice Partition using Norton Ghost / Copied to another partition on another hard drive / Restored image / rebooted (on a separate machine) and got same result as above.

Viruses / Spyware problems have now been resolved and machine is in working state, reasons for wanting to continue now personal interest.

Please Advise / Extremely frustrated / thanks in advance.

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a b D Laptop
August 23, 2009 4:55:48 PM

Do you really need the factory recovery? Download an OEM windows disk, install, and get drivers from Acer's website.