1. Boot from Vista cd.
2. When the screen comes up asking which OS to load pick the Vista OS and then click
3. A screen kind of like My Computer will pop up and you will see the Vista partition
4. Right click then go to Properties
5. Under the General tab uncheck the box that says: Compress drive to save disk space
6. Click Apply and then Ok
7. Restart the computer and everything should boot up normally
... there is logic to this madness!
the element of surprise Grrrrrrrr