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  1. #1 Easy Magic Memory Stick method - works on XP/VISTA. 
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    EDIT: My previous guide was flawed and I apologize for anyone's wasted time. As far as I know the mspformat tool is /required/ to correctly partition the memory stick, and is not compatible with Windows Vista. If anyone knows of an alternate method that fully emulates the function of mspformat and works in Vista, let me know.

    I know there's a billion guides already but I felt all of them were overcomplicated, redundant, and inflexible. So here's a super easy way to make a magic memory stick on XP with despertar v3 & 3.71m33-4 update.

    Download: msm.rar (24mb).

    Extract it and launch a command prompt (start -> run -> 'cmd'), then navigate to the extracted directory. Run these 3 commands (replace X with your memory card's drive letter):

    • mspformat X (If you are using your PSP's USB connection to write to the memory stick, you must disconnect and reconnect after this step)
    • xcopy /KE ms\* X:\
    • msinst X MSIPL.BIN


    Viola!
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    Would you use that memory stick with 3.71m33-4 update on with a pandoras battery or do you need a different software???

    Forgive the ignorance
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjjuk View Post
    Would you use that memory stick with 3.71m33-4 update on with a pandoras battery or do you need a different software???

    Forgive the ignorance
    Yes, it's to be used in conjunction with pandora battery.
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    So this allows you to make a Magic MS in Vista?

    And extract to where, exactly?

    Since I have OFW, have the Pandora Battery and just need the MS. :P
    My boring journey thing:
    3.52 OFW -> 3.70 OFW -> 3.71 OFW -> 3.72 OFW -> 3.73 OFW -> 3.80 OFW -> 3.90 OFW

    Still Need Magic Memory Stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death985 View Post
    So this allows you to make a Magic MS in Vista?

    And extract to where, exactly?

    Since I have OFW, have the Pandora Battery and just need the MS. :P
    Doesn't matter where you extract it to, just make sure you can get there in the command prompt.

    Yes, it works in Vista.
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    Great. Finally. :P

    And I'm not understanding the
    xcopy /KE ms\* X:\
    thing. Lol.
    Last edited by Death985; 12-20-2007 at 08:38 PM.
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    3.52 OFW -> 3.70 OFW -> 3.71 OFW -> 3.72 OFW -> 3.73 OFW -> 3.80 OFW -> 3.90 OFW

    Still Need Magic Memory Stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death985 View Post
    Great. Finally. :P

    And I'm not understanding the
    xcopy /KE ms\* X:\
    thing. Lol.
    You don't need to understand it, just replace X with your PSP drive letter.

    xcopy is a DOS copy command, that line just copies all the data to the memory stick.
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    I did....
    My drive letter is J.

    It says:

    File not found - *
    0 file(s) copied
    My boring journey thing:
    3.52 OFW -> 3.70 OFW -> 3.71 OFW -> 3.72 OFW -> 3.73 OFW -> 3.80 OFW -> 3.90 OFW

    Still Need Magic Memory Stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death985 View Post
    I did....
    My drive letter is J.

    It says:

    File not found - *
    0 file(s) copied
    You need to be in the msm directory at the command prompt. It contains msinst, msipl.bin, and the ms subdirectory.

    So for example, if you extracted to C:\, your command prompt should read:

    C:\msm>
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    looks nice and quick. good job.
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    Ok, now on the last part with msipl.bin, it says this:

    PSP MS IPL Installer
    Load IPL code C:\msm\msipl.bin
    241664 bytes(59 block) readed

    Target DRIVE is 5
    Check partion Sector
    Cannot open device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE5
    Can't read partation sector
    My boring journey thing:
    3.52 OFW -> 3.70 OFW -> 3.71 OFW -> 3.72 OFW -> 3.73 OFW -> 3.80 OFW -> 3.90 OFW

    Still Need Magic Memory Stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death985 View Post
    Ok, now on the last part with msipl.bin, it says this:

    PSP MS IPL Installer
    Load IPL code C:\msm\msipl.bin
    241664 bytes(59 block) readed

    Target DRIVE is 5
    Check partion Sector
    Cannot open device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE5
    Can't read partation sector
    I don't know how to produce that error.
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    Well, I put msinst and msipl.bin in the msm folder.
    So this is it:

    C:\msm\msinst J C:\msm\msipl.bin
    My boring journey thing:
    3.52 OFW -> 3.70 OFW -> 3.71 OFW -> 3.72 OFW -> 3.73 OFW -> 3.80 OFW -> 3.90 OFW

    Still Need Magic Memory Stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Death985 View Post
    Well, I put msinst and msipl.bin in the msm folder.
    So this is it:

    C:\msm\msinst J C:\msm\msipl.bin
    They were in the msm folder together in my archive already.

    But that should work, I don't know what is causing your error.
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    Just tried it on a XP.

    I get:

    Error 0x000000000 in DeviceIoControl.
    My boring journey thing:
    3.52 OFW -> 3.70 OFW -> 3.71 OFW -> 3.72 OFW -> 3.73 OFW -> 3.80 OFW -> 3.90 OFW

    Still Need Magic Memory Stick
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