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How should the partition flags be set for the default partitions of Packard Bell laptops?

  • PQSERVICE
  • SYSTEM RESERVED
  • WINDOWS (Seven)

In my case, the model is an EasyNote LJ65.

Which partition should have the boot flag on ? Which one the diag flag ? Any should have hidden flag ?

Can someone check a working configuration with gParted or equivalent?

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I'm kinda curious what happened to the defaults, and how they might have gotten changed. Its PRETTY hard to muck those up accidentally. –  Journeyman Geek Jun 27 '13 at 15:29
    
Judging by no replies, upvotes or marks as answers, I'd say we will never find out. –  user88311 Jun 27 '13 at 18:36
    
@Journeyman Geek: I had to alter the defaults for the following reason. The drive which had bad sectors was cloned to a larger one, and the files where then extracted to one additional partition, which was appended at the end of the disk. I had to set the first three partitions as hidden, so that I could access the last partition from within Windows when the disk was in an external enclosure. Else, Windows could not access to the last partition and mount it. I had forgotten if the "diag" flag was for "PQservice" or for "System Reserved". –  Ambrosio Jun 27 '13 at 21:36

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Size is usually a give away as to what goes wheres, and name.

Windows - Boot

PQservice - hidden (It's how you restore to factory state)

System Reserved - diag (Unless you don't want your system to boot)

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