I'm struggling to get my pqservice partition to work. Firstly I had to restore the original MBR, this activated the ALT F10 sequence. Next thing I had to correct was the "NTLDR is missing" error which was triggered after pressing ALT F10. I sorted that one out by copying NTLDR, NTDETECT.COM and BOOT.INI to the root folder of service partition. But now, when I press ALT F10 instead of the recovery it boots the existing copy of XP from partition no2!
What I understand is that the actual recovery process is triggered through autoexec.bat but to start autoexec the system must boot properly. So the question is which files are responsible for what happens between ALT F10 and autoexec.bat?