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windows vista will not boot

by bdot508 / September 21, 2008 5:40 AM PDT

My windows seems to boot up properly. After it asks for a password all I get is the background and no icons, start button, etc.

It is an Acer 5520.

If at startup I press f8 and choose "Repair Your Computer" adn try to sign in with Administrator it says your account has been disabled. If I sign in with my user account and choose startup repair it says that startup repair could not detect a problem.???

If I choose "command prompt" it comes up with x:\windows\system32>

My eRecovery doesn't appear to work. I push the button but nothing happens.

If I go to system restore and pick a previous restore point I can pick C and D drive but X drive (PQservice) is not available.

Help please.

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Notes about PQService.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 21, 2008 5:49 AM PDT
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pqservice problem
by kini96 / November 20, 2008 8:30 PM PST

hi i had trouble with pqservice after installing ubuntu and uninstalling it but i managed to get it fixed
now when i go to system restore i can restore disc C and D but the pqservice is not showing anymore
i am running vista premium on an acer m5100

on the system restore window it showed as


now the pqservice is not showing

cheers for any help

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