How about the license key are you sure you entered it correctly? It should be with the disk or on your tower on a bar code tag.
I'd let it run The letters and numbers just may not be showing up for some reason but it's loading any way. Let is run for a few hours. I'm running Vista Business.
Check the disk is it scratched? Is it dirty? Can you order a replacement from the manufacturer of the computer? I got one for about $15.00 from HP: it was shipped in about three days. Could it have been erased? A magnet can do this. Was the CD/DVD drive working properly before you started to rebooted the OS? How many drives do you have? Let me know.
I desperately need your help.
I got a new Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop about two weeks ago with WIndows Vista Business 32 Bit pre-installed. I was having major problems with all of my Programs locking up and going "not responding". It was determined I needed to reinstall Windows Vista from the Included DIsc from Dell. I have reformatted the Partition that was the C: drive. I have it set to boot from the CD and it does so normally thru the first four steps and I get the green completed checkmarks 1. Copying Windows Files 2. Expanding Files 3. Installing features 4. Installing updates.
On the final step Completing Installation it takes forever, It goes for approx 1.5 hrs and then the screen goes black, however the computer has never froze up. I Can't reboot the system at all when this happens so I had to shut the computer off by holding the power button down and restarted the Laptop. If I try and boot windows normally at this point I get the Green scrollbar and it just keeps scrolling and never does anything else. What the heck am I doing wrong, I am on my third attempt at reinstalling Vista? Should I just let it keep doing its thing when the screen goes blank? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Dell Inspiron 1720
Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.4 GHZ processor
160 GB HDD
2 GB Dell Memory
Windows Vista Business Preinstalled
Thanks in advance,