So on our new laptop I had gone through the pain of burning off the restore discs and then wiped the sucker completely clean. I even deleted the partition that contained the restore info. Well a few things did not work out and I decided to start over and thought about getting vista on there to play with it some more, plus I like the movie making program. So I pulled out the restore discs and got going. To my surprise it recreated my restore partition as well. I resized the vista to 50GB with the linux install disk and it all better now.