i recently had a hard drive crash while running windows 7 on my accer 5517 laptop. since then i have tried to order a disc, but realized my product code is unreadable.
now, my problem is i have a hard drive with windows vista home basic 32 bit that boots up fine and runs somewhat smoothly. but i cant install my hardware or manage anything on my system.
I cant open device manager through any method ive tried thus far. i also cant open any other files in the system32 folder that ive tried s far.
i also cant open setup.exe files or any network settings
(the window i open the files from never loads and only minimizes when hitting the desktop shortcut)
but i can open fire fox, IE, solitaire, pictures, and other misc programs.
please any help or tips would be appreciated also i dont not have a disc only the system on the HD witch is from another accer laptop (5515 series)