Not sure if this is a software problem, but rather something to do with the hardware. I keep getting an error message "system not fully installed, run setup again" i receive this error message after re-installing the pc using the manufacturer provided re-installation cd's. there is no problem formating the hard drive, or installing the software. everything goes fine till it tries to load the desktop for the first time. then i get the message. I've used the recovery cd's before, so i know they work. thats why i suspect a hardware problem.. But what in the world could it be?
1st off i have to ask what OS are you tring to install ? win xp, win Me/SE,ect..
if you are trying to do a restore of XP using the restoration CD's..first you want to make sure in bios that the boot order is like this:
1st boot- Cd rom cdrive
2nd boot- hhd (harddrive)
3rd boot- Usb or none
now put in the cd that has the driver's on it, it should come up with two or three options :
1) restore windows
2) go to dos
before doing a restore go to option 2) dos mode..once in dos type "fdisk" without the quotes. then click yes...you will want to use the whole hhd for the partition (NTFS format). now once the format is done, make a dos partition.
once that's done, exit out of there and reboot the computer..boot from the cd and this time choose restore. Now it will install windows and your set.