This is a really irritating problem. Vista laptops don't come w/restore discs you have to make them yourself. I keep trying and they keep failing. DVD+/- cd's keep failing. I can't use cdr's because it would take 11 discs vs 2 dvd's. Any ideas? Also the auto backup in Vista goes to a D drive. Mine is full and further backups keep failing. I keep trying to put this stuff on dvd's but nothing on the laptop will let me transfer the info to dvd's and them delete to clear the D drive. This is VERY irritating to say the least! I'm using Vista Home Premium.