I am done with the most recent build of Vista(5536). I liked it but I need the programs that won't work in Vista. So to recover my old XP Pro partition I have 2 options: Use norton ghost and I also made a full partition backup with the XP backup utility. It seems a million times I have loaded a boot disk from my bios. Hit f12 and select the boot from CD option. But I am completely ignored appearently because it doesn't even check the cd to see if it is bootable. It loads straight to Vista. Vista has to be the culprit here. I've tried multiple boot cds.