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I've a dual boot machine running XP Pro and openSuse 10.3 using GRUB as booloading. Recently I developed some problems in windows after a virus attack and windows is not working. When I try to start in safe mode 'safe mode' appears at the four corners of the screen and the screen remains black.
Linux is working fine.
I've decided to repair windows. I've changed the BIOS option to boot from my DVD drive first. But even though from the GRUB option when I choose windows it's not booting at all. The XP CD is fine and working perfectly in another computer.
Is it a GRUB problem or anything else? Do I need to modify the conf file to boot from the CD?
I guess I've found the problem. The combo drive has problem in reading the XP CD. Though the same drive can read some data CD and DVDs, I've tried two copies of the XP CD written in different CDs but none of them can be read by the linux. While both of the XP CDs work fine in another windows machine.
Many many thanks to all who have replied. The problem is solved. The Laser lens in the combo drive was possibly dirty. I just cleaned it lightly with a lint-free cloth ( normally used for cleaning camera lens) and everything went fine.
I had virus infection with spyware guard 2008 and google redirect virus
(possibly when I went to the site avaxhome.ru) and they are rectified now