Re: Vista SP1 has crippled my PC!

On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 22:57:09 +0300, "Andy G" <georgi66@xxxxxxxxx>

Not sure whether we are talking about the same thing. I understood that HP
were suggesting some sort of recovery process that emulated MS System
Restore. And it looked exactly like that. A "table" that appeared to offer
a choice of restore points except it was not populated with any choices....

Welp... I think you said that none of those options worked, right?

To answer your other questions. No I did not delete the D partition, and
Yes I made recovery disks. If I can use the recovery disks; my drive is
not recognised, remember, will that not lose all my installed apps etc etc.
and take me back to Day 1? Not sure I want to do that if I can avoid it.

Like Mick said: set your BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD drive first,
boot to your recovery DVD and then initiate a complete recovery.

You might beg/borrow/steal an external drive to copy all of your
important files to before performing that totally destructive

And you might give some serious thought about getting backup software
- such as Acronis True Image - and instituting a frequent and
consistetn backup schedule.