I have a hp with vista pre-installed. I shrank the c: drive with the os and have a new partition in the unallocated space. I think with in vista it said something about creating a simple volume, does that create the needed partition to restore an image to? I used the boot cd and wanted to restore a backup image of xp in the unallocated space but that partition is greyed out when it asks where I want to restore "to". It only shows my c: drive vista is installed and the system restore drive. So I went back and formatted the unallocated space after booting back in to vista and tried to restore again. Again, the partition that is 125 gb in size is greyed out. I tried to restore from TI in vista and when booted with the boot cd but the partition is always greyed out. Any ideas on what I should do so I can restore my xp image to that partition? thanks!