Acer machine won't boot into Vista restore.. PQSERVICE?
ok guys, i was just about to re-install Vista on this Acer PC. i'm supposed to press ALT + F10 and then it'll begin the restore, but it doesn't. i thought there might have been something wrong with the partition so i checked using a partition manager and it's still there... it's 10GB and it's called 'PQService'. does anyone know i can boot into this? i tried going into 'Repair PC' but that didn't work.. i just want to be able to boot into the 'PQService' partition.
i'm not sure if i'm in the right forum or not. i just want to be able to boot into the 'PQService' partition so i can restore the machine to factory defauts, but when i press ALT + F10 on bootup at the Acer screen nothing happens and it just keeps booting into windows.
does anyone know how i can do it?
i googled and found this:
i just came across this in another forum and he recommended i do this:
"Just out of interest, for those who stumble across this thread who are trying to use "pqservice" without the ALT+F10 at boot function ( which is probably because of other partitions of the drive being formatted removing the mbr which allowed the ALT+F10 function to work)
After the above instructions do the following:
Open Start Menu
Right click on computer
Click disk management (under storage)
Set your pqservice as the active partition,or other recovery partition as the active partition( right click the partition click mark as active)
the recovery partition will then start after POST and you will be able to put your computer back to Factory settings.
when factory restore is complete PQSERVICE will be hidden again"
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