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How to remove PQSERVICE partition?


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#1 djdelarosa25

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 03:39 AM

Hi there!

I'd like to know how to remove the worthless PQSERVICE partition from my PC. From what I know, it's a recovery partition that's found on Acer computers. That seems right since the hard drive I'm using is from an old Acer Aspire PC of ours. I'd like to regain the space it's taking up so that I can install more programs, games etc.

Can anyone help me out here? I hope this process is possible. I don't want to brick my PC haha.

Thanks :D



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:23 AM

Hi djdelarosa25 :)

It's really easy to remove that partition from your drive, just keep in mind that if you delete it, you won't be able to get it back after. I just need a picture of your Disk Management Utility to see if we'll have to use a third-party program or not. Follow the instructions below.

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Follow the instructions below to open the Disk Management Utility:
  • For Windows 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Manage (requires Admin Rights). From there, click on Disk Management in the left pane;
  • For Windows 8, bring the cursor in the bottom left-corner of the screen and wait for the metro preview to open, then right-click on it and select Disk Management;
  • For Windows 8,1 bring the cursor on the Windows logo, right-click on it and select Disk Management;
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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:06 AM

Thanks mate :D

I have read that I have to make changes to the boot.ini file before I remove this or else the PC won't boot up. But I don't know how.

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:12 AM

Yeah we'll need to use a third-party program since you cannot expand a partition by the left in the Disk Management Utility, only by the right. We'll use EaseUS Partition Master Free in that case.

http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

Download and install it. Once in it, right-click on the partition you want to delete and select Delete partition. From there, right-click on the C: partition and select Adjust size, and expand the bar to the left to take all the free space you just created. Apply the changes and restart your computer.

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:18 AM

You sure I don't need to edit the boot.ini file? I've researched about this from the other forums and some said the boot.ini file must be modified.



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:22 AM

You don't need to modify any file, no :)

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:23 AM

Thank you so much :) I'll get back to you as soon as it is finished.



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:45 AM

Awesome! Worked great. Thanks a lot :D



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:47 AM

No problem djdelarosa, you're welcome :)

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