Windows could not complete the installation
Posted on 2013-01-16
I have a Packard bell s2 notebook that was on its last legs, it came with an OEM version of Windows 7 starter. I’ve backed up all user data onto an external drive, and got all the relevant licence keys (even though the sticker is still on the device). I tried to go back to a factory restore of the system to see if I can squeeze another year or so life out of it. The system has a Packard bell restore management tool so I decided to try it. It backed up everything, but then during the restore process it gets to “setup is starting services” then an error message appears “Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, please restart the system”. I tried a few restarts but this happens every time. Is there any way to solve this or is it toast? The device doesn’t have a CD/CDVD drive for info. What are my options to get this device up and running again - if there are any left?