What I do is use a good machine to DUPLICATE those restore DVDs. This way I have a backup copy. As to when those fail, you order the restore media from the laptop maker. Can be very cheap.
i'm currently trying to re-install vista on my toshiba Satellite A200 ( Part Number: PSAE3C-09V8C) after a virus has infected the OS. However Ever time i try o run the recovery discs I burned it says that it cannot read the SWM files. I havent tried installing direct from the partition on the drive that has recovery on it yet, but if i do and that doesnt work, can anyone provide me with a link to burn fresh restore files?