Convert Vista NTFS to FAT32

Dell Inspiron 1545
September 12, 2010 at 14:15:33
Specs: Vista Basic, AMD 2.4 2 GB
I have an Acer Aspire T180. I was told Acer uses FAT32 to support ALT+F10 on startup this forces the boot to the PQSERVICE. The drive is formatted NTFS because the Recovery DVD was used to reinstall the OS. The problem is I cannot use ALT+F10 because C is NTFS the PQSERVICE is there and I have downloaded a acer mbr fix tool it should rewrite the mbr to the Acer default. Also the recovery DVD i made no longer works gets some read error. I need to restore the system but cannot unless I can convery to FAT32. I have even used bootable partition CD'S like easus and partition commander it did not work.

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#1
September 12, 2010 at 15:09:39
Have a look at other Acer restore solutions.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/5...

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#2
September 12, 2010 at 15:36:33
anmor do you work for Acer? Your name was on an e-mail reply I got from Acer awhile back. Anyway that did not really answer my question. I asked how to convert so I can fix the problem of booting to the PQSERVICE.

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#3
September 12, 2010 at 23:48:37
ALT+F10 is irrelevent to wether or not the drive is formatted NTFS or FAT32, you obviously have a differing problem..

The PQService Partion is FAT32, you need to make the PQS partition bootable and then you can launch the PQS re-install and it will put the partitions back usually C & D with PQS hidden........
You may be able to boot PQS with http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-...


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#4
September 13, 2010 at 08:59:09
You would, of course, have backed up all of your important data since you can lose it all doing these operations.

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#5
September 13, 2010 at 12:54:48
"I was told Acer uses FAT32 to support ALT+F10 on startup this forces the boot to the PQSERVICE."

I too am confused by this statement.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#6
September 13, 2010 at 15:52:48
No I don't, (at 70 years of age I don't work at all) I don't even own an Acer product and never have.
All I did was to find some other related queries, I have no idea how my name was on an email from them.

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