I get the black screen with an arrow after I choose vistaPE from the list. After I choose it it start to laod the vista files, then I get the vista is now starting splash screen then presented with the black screen with the white arrow. I did this twice checking and double checking all my selections. I tried to use my vista DVD (pre-SP1) and tried to download the Windows AIK and I get the same result. I even went from 1024x768 to 800x600 but that didn't fix it eiher. There has got to be something I missed but I'm not sure what it is since I followed the bulding the VistaPE guide and adding the acronis trueimage 11 script I got from mudcrab.