I have a Fuijitsu siemens dual boot laptop with windows xp and suse linux 11.1. Recently my windows became unusable due to some error in../system32/system (file corruption???). I tried to recovery with my Recovery CD but no gain (choosing 1 option halts the installation), then I tried to do a fresh installation of windows XP and every thing went fine until it reached the point of Seraching for previous microsoft Windows.... At this point the installation halts without any progress. I'm happy to do a fresh installation as my XP system is on a separate partition so formatting it is not an issue. I can still use my SUSE Linux 11.1 but cann't access my ntfs partitions from Linux due to this problem. In short my problem is how to move forward from Seraching for previous microsoft Windows... and do XP installation. I would be grateful for any help/comments.
Thanks in advance,