I have dual boot XP plus Opensuse 10.3
Windows is not loading after a virus attack and running an antivirus against it.
I wish to repair XP from installation CD. It looks there's some problem in reading from XP CD by my CD/DVD combo drive.
It appears that:
Data CD/DVD both are read in Linux but not XP-CD
XP-CD works fine in other computer running windows
So the internal combo drive NOT recognizes the XP-CD only.
I'll try to clean the lens and see whether situations get better or not.
Any reasons for such selective behaviour to XP-CD?
My BIOS boot option shows booting from 1) built in combo drive 2) hard drive and 3) network
If I install an external USB CD/DVD drive will it be possible by BIOS to boot from the external CD/DVD drive?
I can modify/write to the windows folders/partition from my linux partition. Can that help anyway to restore the windows?
I have all data backed up
Eagerly waiting for the help from experts
Thanks in advance