I had to do a full restore, using the partition with system info on it. It goes through all of it...then when windows tries to start for the first time...a box pops up telling me the system is not fully installed and to run set up again. I don't have the windows cd, I don't know where it is...I have the key and certificate of authenticity...but no cd. I tried finding how to fix on microsoft website. They started saying to do this and that in the system recovery console....well...It really lost me. I have no idea what they are talking about.
This is a Compaq Presario. I've tried restoring several times but get the error message everytime.
Can you help....in laymen's terms?