any help please
i borrowed a windows vista disc off my mate and installed it on my laptop (dell inspiron 1300) and its worked fine for i think about a month, maybe longer.
a windows activation box has been popping up a lot, and ive just kept clicking X.
however now when i log onto my user, it comes up with a big black background and 'this copy of windows is not genuine' in the bottom right corner. and in the middle is the windows activation box, but i cant do anything else. Theres no taskbar
thers 'the automated phone system'
'click here to go to the microsoft website or something (which is how im on the internet now)
or enter the product key again
ive entered my product key several times
and im particularly annoyed as i was meant to be selling this today (with vista)
ive got the original dell xp and driver disc, but i cant do anything with them
so iam really really stuck
any ideas ?