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My advent t12 was bought with pre-installed programs. one day it worked the next i had a disk boot faliure. i have tried the recovery disks but at 4% a msg tells me that @i386lang@ cannot be recovered. the disk was taken to pcworld where it was polished but on reading the data the same problem still occurs. At the moment i am using ubuntu 7.04 but this is now out of date as of 20th this mnth. other prob now is i dont seem to be able to download and install the latest version. when the comp reboots and i press f1 it takes me to BIOS it shows my pioneer dvd rw device and other cd/dvd drawer it also had WD (hard drive) as master. All others are NONE thats slave, master,slave. i have tried booting by fail-safe which is either corrupt or no OS and i have tried the optimized setup this gives me the master boot faliure. The computer wont boot into safe-mode.

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Look like the HHD is at fault. and the CD is no use. I would take it back to PCworld ask for another one. if it is still under warranty.
eithr way, you are going to have to reinstall the OS.

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This process will erase ALL data. Your music, email, pictures, documents and other important files will be deleted.
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How do i get an advent recovery cd when one was not supplied with my laptop? The system did not reboot after restarting from installing iTunes. The recovery tools do not seem to work and the laptop keeps...


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instead and delete the itunes and try to restore back a day or two

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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:
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Insert the first one of them (written as bootable) into the CD /DVD drive and reboot the system. You may have to change the boot priority thro bios for this. (for this ... get into ur bios by pressing F2 / Del while booting...see for 'First Boot Device' and set it to CD/DVD)

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Then play with the PC as you wish with the new OS installations

I hope this will solve your problem

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