Unfortunately, now I can't make it start again.
On trying to start up, I am given the error "Windows failed to start, a recent hardware change may be the cause", or something along those lines.
All of the advice I can find tells me to use Safe Mode, or the Vista DVD.
I can't access those.
All any of those things accomplishes is a black screen with a white cursor.
I need to know - is there any way to reach the command prompt to format the disk without the Vista DVD, since I can't access it?