I'm buggered. I installed Vista fine on a seperate partition then it decided to shut down. When it came back on, I got "Boot Manager compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart". I did this and it's on a loop. I put the Vista DVD in and clicked on Repair My Computer. Only trouble is it doesn't recognise any problems. I'm trying to boot into XP to sort out the Vista partition, but the XP disk won't load. XP and all of my files are on the C: drive and Vista is on the D: partition. What can I do? I want to resort from formatting. I really am stuck for ideas. The Vista DVD loads, but the recovery options are useless and don't work. HELP! Answers would be really gratefully received as at the moment, my PC is rendered useless. If I could get into XP, I could format the partition and delete it, but the XP disk won't boot because of the bootmanager being compressed.