Q: Is there anything i can do in OpenSUSE while I have it up and running? Because I think I will be back in the same loop after I shut it down
A couple of suggestions:
1. Make sure you have bootable CDs for each of Windows/XP, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE
2. Tell us:
a) Are you now able to boot *ANY* OS from hard disk (from your first post, I thought "no")?
a) If not, were you able to boot Windows from CD and run "fdisk /mbr" (like I asked above)?
b) Are you now able to boot Windows from the hard disk (I don't know where you're at now)?
c) Are you able to boot either Ubuntu or OpenSUSE from hard disk (I don't know where you're at)?
The "error 21" you mentioned above was a *Windows* boot error, wasn't it?
Which I'm presuming means:
a) you were trying to boot from hard disk. Correct?
... and ...
b) the boot loader was trying to boot Windows (and complaining something about "Error 21: can't find boot.ini"). Correct?