When I log into my laptop, I have no taskbar, no start menu, etc. I even try to run explorer.exe and that just flashes once and disappears. I have been told that I have to make a clean start and reformat my laptop. The one thing that I am having a few problems with is that a friend of mine lent me her windows disks to use. We both have an acer laptop but mine is Travelmate 290E and hers is an Aspire 5630.
The part that I am stuck on is can I use her disks to reformat mine with or do I need to get another windows disk. She also gave me Vista Upgrade. Does that mean that I can install Vista on mine if I choose or do I have to have Vista to begin with to use that disk.
Thank you for any help!