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Hi New To This But Pretty Good At Fixing Advent 4211 / MSI Wind
So If U Need Help Just Email Me At
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Have got the infamous Advent4211 somehow (too many beverages) stuck in " Missing operating system" mode! Think buying the cd from techguys may solve the prob but wrried I may be wasting my cash. Can get it to start in boot menu and have tried usb floppy boot using xp sp2 but will only load 1st floppy. 2nd gives error 7 message. Could be bios prob or..... Any ideas ?? Ta.

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Here's one source from the MSI Wind forum complete with discussion and directions on how to compile a bootable usb drive.

And here's some very good, straightforward advice regarding what to do with the files... (again Kudos to MSI Wind forum):
I hope that helps folks out of a sticky hole :P




thanks for this you are an absolute star--took 2 days of trying to get the links from mega upload but got there in the end--got a message about the image file and hard drive (8gb usb stick) being wrong size when using odin ignored it and went ahead anyway it then said this would cause file system problems--ignored that as well and completed loading odn file to usb stick--tried to install it and it failed halfway through---but that was enough to get me started tried it again and went into the tech guys tools somewhere and used checkdisk tools to fix file system--rebooted and installed again---totally successfull

this was a life saver--and am willing to upload the files if anyone else needs them as part 16 from rapidshare was missing and getting them from mega upload took 2 days

any one needs them let me know and i will upload them

many many thanks to you

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Glad it got you sorted @mcnumpty :D

At least I did something right today... :P




have started uploading the files now to filefactory and am so pleased with your guide will let people who need them download them from my premium account so they get full speed without having to join or put up with adverts or only get so many files in a certain time etc--i get 24gb allowance per day so as long as theres enough gbs left they can help theirselves if it runs out it will renew the next day --will take a while at my upload speed but they should be available in a couple of hours

took me a lot of searching to find this so hope the files help others out

this is the odn file only the programs in the guide are still available from the previos links

password is leon takes 15 minutes to upload each part so about 5 hours for all of them to be ready

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part01.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part02.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part03.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part04.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part05.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part06.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part07.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part08.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part09.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part10.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part11.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part12.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part13.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part14.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part15.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part16.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part17.rar

http://www.filefacto..._Key.part18.rar


all parts now uploaded

Edited by mcnumpty, 02 December 2010 - 07:18 PM.

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have started uploading the files now to filefactory and am so pleased with your guide will let people who need them download them from my premium account so they get full speed without having to join or put up with adverts or only get so many files in a certain time etc--i get 24gb allowance per day so as long as theres enough gbs left they can help theirselves if it runs out it will renew the next day --will take a while at my upload speed but they should be available in a couple of hours

took me a lot of searching to find this so hope the files help others out

all parts now uploaded


I'm currently downloading all these rar files.

HOWEVER chunk 06 is missing!!!!

Can anyone help?

Edited by teamsmiffy, 30 January 2011 - 12:17 AM.

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I've tried part six again this morning and managed to download it.

Ive extracted the ODN file to to a USB stick and copied the Odin software on too. I've booted the PC with a BartPE disk.

Using Odin I've managed to restore the ODN file over the entire drive.

When I reboot the TechGuys splash screen is followed by option to do a full destructive recovery.

When I take this option, it gets to stage three and the says that the image is missing!

Any one know what I can try next?

When the laptop reboots it says BootLoader Error

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I'm all sorted now - just needed a USB stick to boot and my Cruzer stick wouldn't work.

Thanks to the host of the RAR images.

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I'm all sorted now - just needed a USB stick to boot and my Cruzer stick wouldn't work.

Thanks to the host of the RAR images.


glad the files helped you out--you are the 1st person out of all those who have downloaded them to take the time to let others know that the files work ok

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glad the files helped you out--you are the 1st person out of all those who have downloaded them to take the time to let others know that the files work ok


No problem. I thought I'd be able to skip a step or two as I have a bootable Win PE disk and a USB DVD drive. It took a while to realise that the image was the whole drive.

I made the Windows 98 bootable memory stick from one of the first posts. I checked that booted to Win98 DOS. I then put the ODIN image on that disk. ODIN didn't like the USB Stick under W7, so I was able to boot the Windows PE and then use ODIN to dump your image onto a USB stick.

I then booted the USB stick into the Tech Guys image recovery mode, that seem to have put back both the hidden recovery and the main XP partitions complete with all the pre-installed software.

I'm just going though the windows updates etc etc.

So thanks again.

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No problem. I thought I'd be able to skip a step or two as I have a bootable Win PE disk and a USB DVD drive. It took a while to realise that the image was the whole drive.

I made the Windows 98 bootable memory stick from one of the first posts. I checked that booted to Win98 DOS. I then put the ODIN image on that disk. ODIN didn't like the USB Stick under W7, so I was able to boot the Windows PE and then use ODIN to dump your image onto a USB stick.

I then booted the USB stick into the Tech Guys image recovery mode, that seem to have put back both the hidden recovery and the main XP partitions complete with all the pre-installed software.

I'm just going though the windows updates etc etc.

So thanks again.


yeah it is a bit fiddly and time consuming--but main thing is it gets it all back in the end

i was thinking there must be a simpler way of doing it--so when i have the time i will look to see if its possible to make a bootable ghost image that contains the hidden recovery partition as well as the operating system partition and do away with the odin image altogether--i seem to remember needing a floppy drive to make bootable ghost images so will have to find my old external floppy or see if newer versions of ghost can make it bootable without one--that way all the updates could be added before making the image as there were a lot of updates to do

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Hi folks hope somebody can help - i have just spent nearly 4 hours downloading the 35 seperate parts from the megaupload site mentioned earlier on (in post 42 i think) and i have tried to unzip it and i get an error message at about 53% saying
"! C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\advent usb\ADVENT4211_USB_Whole Key.z21: CRC failed in ADVENT4211_USB_Whole Key.odn. The file is corrupt"
so i am now completely stuck - can someone send me the completed odn file so that i can complete the set up of a usb stick alternatively can someone send me the files i need to copy onto the bootable usb stick so that i can sort the machine out - kind regards - dave edwards

Edited by pringlex3, 25 July 2011 - 12:29 PM.

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