HELP! Lost the system recovery option on boot!

I'm really enjoying Windows 7 but a lot of my key programs don't work so I've decided to switch back to XP using my recovery partition. Prior to this installation I had an option at boot that would tell me to press F11 (I think) to start the recovery console.

That option is now gone. However, I left the entire recovery partition unchanged. How can I start it from boot up?

Is it possible to just burn everything on the recovery partition and just boot to DVD?

Thanks for your help.

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