I just downloaded Acronis True Image Home 2009 (trial version) and made a disk image of my C: drive. I then reinstalled Windows Vista on that C: drive (only way I could find to fix a CD-ROM settings problem). That fixed the problem but of course left me without my programs or files. I restored the disk image to the C: drive and was told to reboot. I did so and after a bit got a black screen with white text saying an operating system couldn't be found. I had to reinstall Vista. Tried the whole process again with the same result. Tried the whole process but did NOT restore the Windows file, and succeeded - except many of my programs won't work. Enough with my experiment - I'd just like to get my old C: drive back and I'll try another way to fix the CD-ROM problem. What am I doing wrong here Thanks!