Win Vista problems with recovery disk

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Initial problem was blank blue screen at bootup. Coulld not use any of the startup utilities (i.e. Start in Safe Mode, Last known Configuration, etc.) message stating "windows loading files", then "microsoft", then CMD prompt box flashes, then blank blue screen with mouse pointer.

I'm trying to run my recovery disk without success. Changed boot order to access CD first, Windows loads the files and the following is displayed in CMD prompt location x:\windows\system32\cmd.exe: "Show service message if exist...determining user partition's drive letter." Where do i go from here?

Ken