extracting *.PQI files

December 20, 2005 at 18:06:43
Specs: windows xp, 512mb / 60gb


i have the toshiba restore DVD, but it's an image file (*.PQI). i have no idea what program to use to extract this file, and there are drvers i need to use in that file. any ideas? how do i extract files from a (*.PQI) file?

hopefully it's a small program! (i got dialup, so downloads are REAL slow)

in the process of buying a new machine

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December 20, 2005 at 18:23:53

PQI is Power Quest drive image. What are you trying to extract from the image?


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December 20, 2005 at 19:07:43

i'm trying to extract drivers from it. i have dialup, and downloading those 30mb drivers just won't do (it's painfully slow. most of the time the internet doesn't even work. but i don't care about that. i barely use it anyway).

where can i get Power Quest Drive Image? if it's not free, isn't tere some kinds of free extractor of any kind?


in the process of buying a new machine

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December 20, 2005 at 19:15:25

I see...

i have the toshiba restore DVD, but it's an image file (*.PQI)

Power Quest leased to Toshiba the proprietary software for them to create the restoration DVD. Toshiba then encrypted the disc to work only when you use it to restore the OS to the factory state. There is no way you can partially extract files - it's all or nothing.


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January 9, 2006 at 13:43:37

I am having the same difficulty. I am trying to install a driver for my preinstalled video card. Even if i download a catalyst driver from the internet it tells me it cannot find a video card. It is a ati mobility radeon X700 on a Toshiba satellite M70 computer. I cannot even open the DVD file for the recovery even though i am willing to fully reformat or whatever it takes.

Dustin D

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January 17, 2006 at 20:01:28

I found way around this faulty "proprietary software"... when you boot from the Recovery DVD it extracts all the PQI image content to the hard disk... C:\DRIVERS folder is what you need.
The problem is that the recovery process overwrites your installed system (but, with no graphics drivers onboard I doubt there's much use of it anyway).
Possible solution - create one more partition on your drive to backup your system to.
Good luck!

By the way, anyone knows where to get fresh drivers for the mobility radeon x700 on Satellite M70?

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January 19, 2006 at 20:05:31

THX!!! :D

Toshiba M50-MX2:
Celeron M 1.5GHZ 1MB L2
512 DDR2 PC4200 RAM
60GB 5400RPM HDD

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