Ubunt_user, it looks like what happened is you had sda1 and sda2 originally on your HDD, where sda1 was the recovery partition and sda2 is your Vista partition. But somehow that Acronis software allowed you to create an extended partition that also used the space of sda2. So the bottom line is, you'll need to use Testdisk to rebuild your partition table so it just has sda1 and sda2, and not any of the new partitions you created.
Before you proceed, just as a safeguard, make a backup of your current master boot record (MBR), which contains your HDD's partition table. That way if you accidentally make things worse with testdisk, you can always get back to where you first started and start over.
Boot your Ubuntu Live CD, and do the following from a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):
That will save your MBR to a file "MBR.bin" on the desktop. Be sure to copy and save that file some place safe, like a USB flash drive or even a floppy.
sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=MBR.bin bs=512 count=1
Now when you run testdisk:Choose "create log", select HDD and then "proceed", "intel", "analyze", "proceed", yes to search for Vista partitions; once it lists your partitions, use arrow keys to select the partitions to delete sda3,4,5,6,7 and 8 ), hit "D" to mark them for deletion, then "enter" to proceed. I think you can take it from there. Let me know how it goes or if you need more details/info.