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Recurring Reboot In my Laptop I have XP Professional and Red hat Linux Installed. Dual boot was working fine. Some virus entered.I do get Windows Login screen. It let me enter Administrative password. As sson as I hit O.K., the system reboots. AND I am not able to boot from DVD/CD ROM. How I can fix this problem?

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1. Try to start it in Safe Mode and run antivirus and see if it can be fixed.
2. If it doesn't, I am afraid you may have to reinstall.

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Dual boot means, the system will give you a choice of two operating system. For example, if you have two Windows Xp copies A ans B, the prompt will offer you to choose A or B to boot from.

Also, dual boot machine can be used to have Windows Xp, and Linux O.S. installed on the same computer.

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If you need to delete one Windows Xp copies, and leave only one, here is how you do it:

When you restart your system, and you get a choice of two operating systems, you should choose the one you want to keep installed on your machine.

Once the startup process is done, and your computer is ready to accept tasks to perform certain functions, you click on the "My Computer" icon and locate the hard disks, removable storage devices, and more.

In the hard disk box you should see two drive icons, like "C", "D". If the copy you installed later need to be cancelled, it must reside on the "D" part of the hard disk.

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seems that it's a SATA drive and the drivers are not included in XP.
There are some tools available to include these drivers into the XP CD.
Search the net for 'xp-iso-builder' or 'n-Lite'.

This is not necessary if your laptop's got a floppy drive (i don't think so). Then the SATA drivers can easily be loaded by pressing F6 when booting from the XP CD.

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