A few weeks ago my virus software removed a .sys file because it was ‘infected’ with a virus. As a result my Windows XP didn’t boot anymore, even in safe mode. Since it was time for a fresh Windows XP install I tried to start the recovery cd using an USB CD-ROM player. Apparently the recovery cd wasn’t bootable. Luckily Samsung had another option; pressing F4 in the bios startup screen. This didn’t work either since I used Grub to choose between Windows XP and Ubuntu.
On this forum I found the solution; in Grub hit the ‘C’ key and type in the following commands:
- root (hd0,0)
- chainloader +1
Now you should get a progress bar followed by the Samsung recovery interface.