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awesome thread, indeed! A friend of mine saw her brand new Sony Vaio VGN-FZ140E have a major hard disk crash last week. You know the story: no back-up (because it was new, she said), physical problem with the disk, a data recovery company charging tons of money, etc. Anyway, I was trying to reinstall the OS (and downgrade from vista do Windows XP at the same time). As I didn't have a usb floppy I tried first with a usb pen drive, but didn't have much luck. Decided to give nlite a try, and was blown away by the program's capabilities. Not only it recognized that I was using a Media Center's edition of Win XP, but also asked for the 2nd disk that comes with it, and nicely packed the drivers for my SATA controller (intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI) and turned the 3-cd's hassle into a nice custom DVD instead. Everything went smooth and in 10 minutes I was back on the game. So, if you are stuck as many others here with F6 issue, etc, give nlite a try. best, guilherme ambros