I have an acer 5630 which recently started showing an error message on the boot saying that the error has been caused by disconnecting a removable, external device at an incorrect time or something along those lines. So I tried the Erecovery program by pressing 'alt-f10' on the boot and it got to around 21% and then froze, it wouldn't recover anymore so I turned the computer off and tried to boot up through the windows vista disk which was successful. Although when I came round to deleting, formatting and creating a new partition of 102GB (max HDD capacity), I press 'next' and I get an error saying that the partition does not meet the criteria to have Vista installed on it... Also when I start up my laptop it says the hard drive may have an error and that I should back-up files and expect an imminent failure.... I just want to know how do I make a partition, or repair one so that I can install windows vista on it... at the moment I can only go through boot options and windows vista setup, where I can access a command prompt. Any help appreciated, need more info just ask, Thanks, BT.