Hi The rest of the error message is Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have a Fijitsu Siemens lap top which was pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium software. When I purchased it I was unable to take backups of the installation disc as the F8 key would not work unless I was doing something incorrectly. I have burnt the Windows Vista Recovery Disc 64-Bit (should it have been the 32 Bit??). I inserted the CD into the drive and the message still reads in Windows Boot Manager: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1) Insert your Windows installation disc etc. followed by the error message as stated above. However, I am able to access the Boot Menu and Set Up. How do I get my lap top to read the CD? Have I burnt the correct recovery edition? Please help. I am a very desperate girlie!!