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How do I reinstall the op system on an advent atom Milano n270 102.4mb 160gb Microsoft xp

I don't know how to enter system rec, no disk drive,only USB, anyone know where, if I can, get the rec usb? Thanks in advance..

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Follow the procedure in this web page to restore from the hidden partition on your hard drive.

Posted on Dec 13, 2014

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    foutus_inc Dec 14, 2014

    This link gives me an unsave website and its blocked in my computer so are you realy who you say you are?

  • stephen Adams Dec 14, 2014

    I got the same warning, but the website is genuine as is the advice given, there are not viruses on the page. The security certificate is out of date, which is not unknown even on Microsoft websites!

  • stephen Adams Dec 14, 2014

    The website descibes the orignal operating system as supplied as Windows 7, although it could have been reverted by the user.

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    foutus_inc Dec 16, 2014

    Did you rty ubuntu first because then the partition is setup for linux end not ntsf wich you need for win xp or 7 keep me posted!

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    foutus_inc Dec 16, 2014

    If this is the case use g-parted also in iso form you can start from usb with that.


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  • Download rufus from here
  • Plug in your USB Flash drive
  • to make a Windows bootdisk (Windows XP/7) select NTFS as file system
  • then click on the buttons that looks like a DVD drive, that one near to the checkbox that says "Create bootable disk usng:"
  • Choose the XP ISO
  • Click Start

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Posted on Dec 13, 2014

Testimonial: "Hey bud, listen, I tried what you suggested, which is more than appreciated, but I myself am far from a 'Tekkie' when I did what you suggested, I keep getting :windows failed to start!.. with a File:\Boot \BCD status:0xc000000f,. Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data...Any help is more than appreciated...Thanks in advance.."

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  • stephen Adams Dec 14, 2014

    This is a Windows 7 machine, if you have no working system how do you download anything?

  • foutus_inc
    foutus_inc Dec 14, 2014

    Try to read, its a XP machine. And if he cannot get online how did he post this question?

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    foutus_inc Dec 14, 2014



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