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Hi i have reinstalled windows on my advent 7038 (md40888)the problem i have is my disc drive is faulty so i removed the hard drive and put it in another laptop and installed windows using the advent recovery disc and it works fine. the problem is when i have put the hard drive back it wont reboot. i can get in to bios and it recognises that the hard disk is there but when i try to boot up it cant find the hard disk any ideas

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Try running it from the recovery or installation disc..sounds like a bios mismatch issue from one computer to another..

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When i start up my advent laptop it starts up as normal but when i put my password in, it trys to log on but then it goes on to logging off how do i fix this ?


Try running the check disk utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

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Check your bios to see if there is a hard drive option for compatability mode, you should change this value perhaps. What are your options in your bios?

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Boot failure error pxe-61 media test failure check cable pxe-m0f exiting pxe rom what shd i do now


The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard diskhas failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty. First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If this does not work then reboot and go to theBIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn'tdetect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Next - to determine if thehard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a workingcomputer's USB port. If this computer cannot see itas an external hard drive and you cannot open the various folders and files,this confirms the hard drive is faulty. Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.

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Hi.. im installing my windows 7 in my laptop.. den when i install it. somthing prompted on my screen x:\windows\system32>wpeinit whats next?


try removing unnecessary hardware and reinstall after installing windows, its a hardware issue, also this message can be caused from a faulty hard disc, try a full reformat and dont choose the quick option, if the computer stalls on the format its definitely the hard drive.
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IIT IS SHOWING SMART FAILURE PREDICTED ON HARD DISK 2 THEN AFTER TRYING TO START IT SAID CRITICAL REPLACE HARD DISC DRIVE


HI There, you have hardware monitoring enabled (which ever vendor software you are using).
This error states there has been too many read/write errors. The disk is coping by writing to another area of disk, however it is confirming you WILL need to replace the drive in a controlled manner before the disks dies. Then this is uncontrolled and risk data loss.
if disk mirror or using raid 5, just swap out the faulty disk.
If it is the ONLY disk or no raid disk sets involved.
MUST backup your data.
Swap the faulty disk.
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May I know whether the Hard Drive is listed in the BIOS? This issue will occur if the Operating System is corrupted or if the Hard Drive is failed. You can use the Windows disc and reinstall the Windows once. If the reinstallation process is not successful, then you may have to replace the Hard Drive.

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My netook ADVENT 4211C is saying BOOTMGR missing I do not have CD Rom in it I am trying install windows xp by usb but it is not reading the USB What should I do ....???


Hi,

You should be able to recover the operating system from the hidden partition on the hard drive.

  1. When the PC starts you will see a menu for two seconds. Press the UP or DOWN arrow and this will pause the menu and allow you to choose an option.
  2. Highlight The TechGuys Recovery and press the Enter key.
  3. This will load into the recovery program.
  4. Select Reinstall Windows by clicking on the circle to the left.
  5. Click the right arrow.
  6. Put a tick in the box next to Start Full Destructive Recovery.
  7. Click the right arrow to start Recovery.
  8. When Recovery has completed, click the right arrow to restart the system.
  9. Your computer will then return you to its initial out-of-box experience.

Note - The data on your hard drive will be permanently deleted. Please save all important files and documents to an external device before you begin. This includes your emails, Works/Office documents, internet favourites, music, photos and videos files.
Setting the boot priority
In order to boot from a USB memory stick (pen drive) or SD card, your computer must have the correct boot priority. To check this is set correctly, follow the steps below:
  1. Power down your PC for a few seconds, then power it up again and tap the DEL key several times as it loads. This will display a grey screen with blue title bar saying Aptio Setup Utility.
  2. Press the right-arrow key on the keyboard until Boot is highlighted.
  3. Highlight Boot Option #1. Press ENTER.
  4. Select USB HardDisk from the list and press ENTER.
  5. Highlight Boot Option #2. Press ENTER.
  6. Select Hard Disk from the list and press ENTER.
  7. Press the right-arrow key on the keyboard until Save & Exit is highlighted.
  8. Insert the Recovery Backup media and press ENTER.
Note: The System Recovery utility will reinstall all hardware and software supplied with your Advent Netbook. However, you will need to reinstall any additional software and hardware that you may have added. Please refer to the documentation supplied with those products for further help.
Recovering from a USB memory stick (pen drive) / SD card
  1. With your USB memory stick or SD card inserted, reboot your computer. This will load into the recovery program.
  2. Select Reinstall Windows by clicking on the circle to the left.
  3. Click the right arrow.
  4. Put a tick in the box next to Start Full Destructive Recovery.
  5. Click the right arrow to start Recovery.
  6. When Recovery has completed, remove the Recovery Backup media and click the right arrow to restart the system.
  7. Your computer will then return you to the initial Windows out-of-box experience setup screens.

Good luck.



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I have an advent 4211-B notebook and it has closed and says i need reinstall windows disc, it was already running in windows xp and my notebook does not have a cd rom, any ideas on how to bypass startup or...


Hi,
If you are getting a message that requires to put in the operating system CD to repair windows . this means windows has crashed. You can try pressing the F8 key slowly 5 -6 times as soon as you power on the computer. You would get a screen that says Advanced options menu. Try selecting last know good configuration. If the same doesn't work. You would have to invest in an external optical drive(USB) and a windows xp cd to run repairs. Alternatively you can call the manufacturer in case they have carry in repairs for the notebook.

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Windows wont start


Try to get into the setup, if you can't see anything in the screen when powering on, it's probably a motherboard/electronic/hardware problem. Suggestion -> Replace the machine and buy brand (DELL, SONY, ACER, TOSHIBA, IBM, LENOVO).
If you can get to the setup, go to the boot section and put the DVD Drive in first place, save and quit, put your windows recovery CD in the drive and recover.
If you can't recover, format the machine and do a clean install.
If you can't format, probably you have a bad hard drive, replace and reinstall OS.

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ahh..yess...that can happen...try it with the restore disc, and press F2 while booting up. This will take you to the settings and bios, where you can disable the hard drive, and make the cd the boot device..do you know of this area in the computer?

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