Hi, Last night I did a System Restore on my computer for Microsoft XP Everything was going ok but towards the latter stage of the installation I had a power cut. When I regained power to my computer it started to boot up as far as the opening XP screen then up comes a message " System not fully installed " It stops on that and when you exit the message it reboots and goes though the same process again. I had no XP discs with the machine as it was factory installed. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
the manufacturer should have given you recovery software, or a windows XP disc. If they gave you none, then that isn't good - get on to who ever built/manufactured the PC and tell them you want a disc or some type of recovery system.
Reference to the supply of a recovery disk. My neighbour as just purchased a new computer system from HP, and this system was supplied minus any disks, for recovery or the pre installed XP Home. It would now seems as though the standard practice is to download from the h/d and burn to your own cd's.Apparently 5 cd's are required for a full download and recovery safeguard. Not a very nice afterthought for a new buyer.
I was supplied with a full system disc on ONE C.D. I have since used it to format and do a clean reinstall of XP. Where does the idea of five disc's originate? I would not even consider a computer without a full system disc. Mine was built by a small local shop, and there was NEVER any doubt about the supply of a CD.