A recovery disk or partition lets you store your PC's native settings authenticated by the hardware manufacturer. Windows Vista Updating and Installation is not possible every time, as the repair takes a long time. Thus, the need for Windows Vista recovery console on bootable CD. This ensures that the user gets the old settings and data console back for Vista. If you have not installed the recovery console on bootable CD with a Windows XP Operating System, that could start the XP version on your start console, then there are tutorials to teach you how to create a bootable CD recovery console for Windows Vista.
This may concern people with a high end PC and who are trying to have the recovery console for Vista.
For those who have a high end PC with just a "Recovery" CD or DVD, here is a solution to have an on-hand bootable Recovery Console Vista.
If you have not installed the Recovery Console as with Windows XP, which could have a choice at startup "Start XP" or "Start on the console", follow this link which offers a very good tutorial to create the bootable CD console for Vista:(French version) Here