Thanks for your reply.
I think the disk my friend gave me was not a genuine windows vista. As it is Windows Vista Dark Edition.
Yes you are correct the GRUB is linux boot loader. I thought that was strange as well.
I have tried to put in windows XP that came with my other machine. Which I know works, however, it doesn't boot from this disk. However, the light does go on in the DVD so it is trying to read from the DVD
After that I get this displayed:
Booting 'Windows Vista'
Vista Loader 2.1.2
find --set-root /bootmgr
Error 17: file not found
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'
find --set-root /ntldr
Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'
Boot failed! Press any key to enter commadn line
If I press any key I get the following:
GRUB4DOS 0.4.3 2007-3-13. Memory: 639k / 1011M. CodeEnd: 0x3D7BC
[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word. TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename. ESC at any time exits.]
Many thanks for any advice