Healthy (Unknown Partition)

Acer / Acer aspire 4400+
March 8, 2009 at 09:37:43
Specs: Windows XP, 1.75GB ram
I got my computer rebooted, when i came home i saw that i had 288gb when its suppose to be 320gb. I went to control panel -> administrative tools -> computer Management -> Disk Management -> and saw it says Healthy (Unknown Partition). I cant do anything to it beside delete it. It called PQSEVICE. Can someone please help me

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March 8, 2009 at 09:50:59
To start with, 320GB is the advertised capacity as rated by the HDD manufacturer when using 1000 as the base. The true capacity is based on 1024. So basically, the true capacity is approx 93% of the advertised. In other words, your 320GB HDD is actually closer to 298GB.

PQSEVICE (probably PQSERVICE?) is a hidden partition that contains the files necessary to reinstall Windows using the ACER restore discs. If you wipe it out, you'll no longer be able to reinstall Windows, at least not with the ACER discs.

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March 8, 2009 at 11:13:51
You must have done something to make your hidden partition visable. There should be two partitions though. Look at the link below.

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