Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this problem, wasn't sure where to post.
So I have an ancient Alienware, at least 9 years old: M9700i-R1
It was going really slow and I decided to perform a system recovery as nothing else worked on the speed and there was nothing (other than Microsoft Office), that I wanted to keep. I used the Alienrespawn v2.0 and instead of choosing Microsoft recovery, the recommended method, I chose advanced recovery with a backup of everything-I think I didn't want whatever was slowing down the computer to transfer over to the factory install, ugh.
Anyway, laptop is fast now, except I can't do anything. Windows vista is about all I have but there is not internet explorer so I can't access the internet (did get wireless to connect).
The backup is on the Local Disk (D). When I try to load things from the backup I get different errors and can't. The device manager doesn't even show me what items need new drivers as they all apparently have the newest drivers available lol.
Not sure what to do now. I also have a System Recovery DVD v.2 for Vista home premium and a M9750 Vista support CD v1.1