I had a similar problem, but the OS on 2 different HD's,
with bootfloppy, after somegood starts i decided to change bootrecord towards the hda.
I am not sure if that was wrong , maybe some trigger from Lilo might have activated my (good) AV-scanner, for i could not restart my W98 . Had some procedure executable supposed to be infected with virus (seemed to be fake).
Susue cannot mount obviously the W98 partition though i am still busy checking and the hda is readable with DOS, Winstart floppy will only start dos, no win. THen i get a VFAT error, and about the registry a remark.
Suse i could recover. but the W98 i did not format.
I want to repair it not the stupid way.
I had Opera running as my browser fine.
Originally posted by michaelk
You do not have to reinstall windows.
So what linux distribution and bootloader i.e. grub or lilo did you install?
I assume whatever bootloader installed didn't work. So what version of windows is loaded on your PC?