I now have the Windows Vista Recovery Discs from HP.
1. I put the first disc in
2. I power up the pc
3. I get the message 'BOOTMGR is missing' on a black screen
4. That's it!
I keep reading how I should put the disc in, then go to 'recover' blah blah blah BUT I NEVER GET THAT FAR !!!!
PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN I HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE HERE.