The Acer D2D Erecovery 101

May 9, 2018


Disclaimer: First of all backup your system before launching you in any hazardous operation, some of the operations to come can cause data loss. Any modification and/or damage done on your laptop will be under your responsibility.

As you know now the Acer laptops and those of other manufacturers are now delivered with a restoration system installed in a hidden partition (PQservice for Acer)on your hard disk. Normally this system launches out while pressing simultaneously keys ALT+F10, but sometimes that does not function.

What’s the problem?

There are many possible causes, but most common are:

A The function D2D was disabled in the bios.

Solution: Enable the function by pressing F2 during the boot to access the bios menu and change the setting, then reboot and press keys ALT+F10 during the starting of the laptop.

Note: For all the following solutions take into account the Max advice, I quote Max now, a contributor in my site «But I want to mention the way I sorted out the thing, because it’s very rarely mentioned on the web. All the methods to repair the D2D Alt+f10 issue are knowledgeable and smart but all of them forget to say a fundamental thing:

first of all you have to rebuild with a partition soft the D:Acerdata FAT32 empty partition that almost everybody deletes cause is usually empty. Simply doing it, everything turned fine and the recovery worked perfectly.»

Yes much of attempts to restore fail because of this condition.

B An other common problem the Acer Master Boot Record (MBR)is damaged, or replaced by the MBR of another system. You can reinstall the Acer MBR if the partition PQservice is present or if you can have access to the necessary files.



On a functional FAT32 Windows system the partition table values are OC or OB for installable FAT32 system files and 12 or 1B for Hidden FAT32 partition, for a NTFS system the known partition table values are O7 for installable NTFS files system and 27 for Acer custom hidden NTFS partition:

1. Go in the bios and disable the D2D recovery option.

2. Download partedit32.

3. Identify the PQservice partition by its size (there is an information box at the bottom of the partedit window) it is the small sized partition approximately 4 to 9 Go.Once made change the type of your partition into 0C(FAT32) or 07(NTFS) and save. Reboot and now you should be able to navigate inside the PQservice partition.

Search for these two files:



(The name of these two files can be different sometimes)

When localized open a command prompt windows as an administrator and enter this command “mbrwrdos.exe install rtmbr.bin”, to install the Acer MBR. Close the command prompt, reboot again your laptop, reactivate the D2D recovery in the bios. Now ALT+F10 should work and run the Acer Erecovery when the laptop start.


Somebody who tried to follow the first method but did not succeed to find the 2 files found another solution to restore the partition.

Use partedit32 to locate the partition pqservice(on aspire 5920g,its the larger 9 gb partition)

Change the partition type to 07(Installable NTFS),reboot.

After reboot,go to the windows computer management and mark the PQservice partition as active then reboot again.

Voila!! You can now proceed to the road to recovery


On a nonfunctional Windows system.

Download the Ultimate Boot CD(UBCD) run it choose in the menu:

-Filesystem Tools

-Boot Managers

-For me GAG functioned well, but you can choose any of the other boot loader, you will recognize the PQservice by it type(hidden).

Just install any boot loader and use it to boot into the PQservice to start the Erecovery restoring process.

C The last problem: You replaced your hard disc( in this case PQservice is not present any more) or your partition was erased or damaged.

Solution: I hope that you burned the Acer restoration CD/DVD when it had been asked to you at the time of the first use, cause if you did not previously make a backup of your laptop by making a disc image, it will not be possible to use the Acer Erecovery.

Let us give the last words to Max:

«Problem Sorted Alan. And you’re right that an external drive for data backup it’s all important. Yes I have it and backed-up my data before starting messing up… »


  • Alan Lu May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    he came back in 6 months. fucking god given genetics.

  • Bitcoin University May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    He went on to rush for 2097 yards, the second best year a RB ever had

  • Ralph 318 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I'm interested in trying those scissor jumps he did. I thank they'll help my fawty git fasta.

  • Vipieee56 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    He got a torn meniscus. I hope he heals up fast. 🙂

  • Francisco Tobar May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I had the same injury and I've read his story how he came back in 6 months and I had my surgery last week I'm not gonna lie this dude is a beast like he's my inspiration to work harder on my knee as an individual and this is coming from a pittsburgh fan

  • Adrian Verhalen May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm


  • Kingdamoable May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    how long was his recovery?

  • Daniel Forman May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    you cant break your acl dumbass

  • Marcus M. May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    lebron or ap who's the superior athlete?

  • Corvux IX May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm


  • Jon Will May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    ap i love you but hire a speech coach my brotha!

  • CollinDUBS May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    He just tied it in a knot and kept going 😀

  • Monterrio Alexander May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    how could you not like this guy regardless of who you cheer for

  • Jerrick Tram May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I could've sworn it takes 2 full years to fully recover from an ACL injury. Guess it doesn't apply to everyone haha

  • Joshua Hixon May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Ha! All those chicks on the side when he was working out – watching a dude who is on a skyscraper high level of fitness.

  • Jonathan Atencio May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    tore my acl 2 wks ago, this man inspire to get back 10000% better

  • mario trevino May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Who would dislike this

  • REELRIVALS May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    And he did come back 110% better than before almost breaking a record.

  • AJVersatility19 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Well I mean that's one way of looking at him. But explain this, right after the surgery when the doc was giving him the info, the doc goes "You won't be able to lift your leg for another 2 weeks.." and Adrian Peterson lifts his fresh surgically repaired leg before the doc could even finish his sentence. What, were they shooting him with roids during the surgery? The man is unreal, simple as that.

  • youso91 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Peterson is a beast I hope rg3 can do the same 🙂

  • M.Night207 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you, Sherlock!

  • Italo Disco Mix May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    That's so ignorant lol…

    Chuck Liddell/Rashard Evans/GSP couldn't even nearly do what he does on the field. You can't compare athletes from different sports like that.

  • 84opoya May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    how'd he do last year?

  • Nicholas Hahn May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm


  • jakeyw11 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Where is the part where they shoot him up with HGH?

  • Amir Saeed May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    when he runs up the hill thats houston tx thats were i live

  • M.Night207 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I am a super fan of Peterson. My problem is people thinkin he's the ultimate specimen. He is great at what he does. but there is no way he could step in the octagon and beat say chuck liddell or rashad evans or GSP. just isnt gonna happen

  • Kurtus May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    And he almost had the NFL record for rushing yards in a season Peterson you came back 150 percent better

  • G Man May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    An orange peanut? For me?

  • Cleebo2318 Upt May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    He is a best

  • The Fearless Mind May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Physically Peterson is a beast, but what makes him the best running back in the NFL has to be his mindset and dedication. Great video

  • A Kain May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Omg that was the worst noise ever. Haha

  • Thoken91 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Man this guy is such a beast!

  • TheCoconutVillage May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Oh gawwdd can't stop laughing to your post XD

  • Xboxlove1 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm


  • YouLose! May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    i supposed ive been a pussy about my ACL injury haha. well…back to get back in shape and hopefully next year ill be athlete of the year

  • squidssential May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    So damn glad to be a vikings fan

  • Shindler39 May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    What an amazing comeback, you are my inspiration Adrian, I am in rehab right now and it is tough but with the word of the Bible it is possible.

  • Josh Cramond May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Great to be a vikings fan when you can say that I have watched the greatest running back ever to play the game.

  • throwlord May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    2 dislikes are from defenders

  • Uncle Jesse May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    hahahaha Im dying right now…

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