Have the Acer lawyers already told you to shut up or put up?
A bit of an outlandish unsubstantiated claim, your are not the same as "c.hilding" are you?
Please tell me how I can reproduce your flaw on my system, a TM8104?
From the top of my head:
PQService esentially contains everything that's on the SystemCD and the 2 recovery CDs.
But there are differences:
The scripts to run recovery are different.
PQ service also contains the MBR util and the MBR;...
I suggest you live with the problem tilleternity, since that will be the timeframw within which Acer will post the 126.96.36.1990+ version of the widcomm drivers on their sites.
the Widcomm drivers version 2500+ sort the...
My TM8104 MBR could be different from the one you need for your 4404.
So if your machine is still under warranty ask Acer if they can email you the right files for your machine.
If your hidden recovery partition is still there...
is it possible to extract individual files from the .gho image?
If so create a 4Gb size FAT32 partition at the beginning of your HD. SYS it with a Win98 bootable floppy (bootdisk images can be found on the web). After that extract all...
I guess Vista overwrites the MBR (which is HD related and not partition related).
Use a partition manger to set the resore partition active and to change it's type o 0Bh (instead of 12h).
Boot into the partition and interupt the...
It's still useful, don't throw it away!
If you can put the image back you can change the type to 0Bh and set the partition active to boot from it.
If your Acer MBR is still there you may need to use Alt-F10, becase the...
download an run hijackthis from www.hijackthis.de
It should give you a commentory of everything that is running.
After that search for sites like the one quoted by DanForth to learn if you can get rid of it. usually just searching for...
This is a bit annoying
I just rebooted and started up in a partition with a clean Acer factory install.
You are right, epowemanagement doesn't have the option to disable it, and in fact shows that it probably cannot be done since...
just about everything can be hacked, but there are
1. kensington lock for some physical protection
2. preboot authentication requiring some pysical token (smartcard, USB thinggy or fingerprint recognition)
3. BIOS passwords for...