I have been using Linux for quiet some years (Dual boot system: Win Xp and Linux). I recently saw an article on virtualisation using VMwizard and VMPlayer and thought of giving it a try. But after installation I found that combining Windows and linux was not easy and thus thought of reverting back to my old dual boot system. But after restarting the computer I was shown the Grub bootloader (which i had installed during virtualisation try). To remove it I used FIXMBR option from my Win Xp CD. I then proceeded to format the partition where I had installed the virtual machine. Later when I tried to reinstall Suse Linux 10.1 on this dedicated partition everything went smoothly until linux tried to set the Time. At this point the hard disk started to work as if finding it difficult to search something. It went on for 30 minutes before I thought of restarting the computer and try 64-bit Suse 10.1 instead. But then again the same problem occured during time-zone setting. I tried with my older Suse 10.0 DVD but no solution. What has gone wrong?