Now since that happened i cant boot to windows, now ive altered the grub menu.lst file to contain the windows boot info. But when i try to boot up i get an NTLDR missing message presumably from when grub installed itself in my MBR. Now what i need to do is get windows up and going because while i love ubuntu its not playing well with my wireless and locks up when i activate it(problem for another day i guess but if i can fix that i would be fairly happy) but i need access to the internet to research and get files and its akward as im using the downstairs PC now and i hate this thing soo slow.
Now my current plan of action is to use my XP disk(whichever one i can find i think im on my 4 or 5th ne now ive lost that many) and rewrite my MBR now this should as far as i know return windows to its former self but leave ubuntu un bootable, and if the replacing of the MBR doesnt work i may have to reinstall or rebuild windows and i dont want to particularly reinstall windows i can move anything i need to keep to my data partition from ubuntu but i dont want to reinstall windows at the moment i really cant be bothered and i have it just as i like it at the moment.
But i also want to keep ubuntu although i dont mind reinstalling it im fine with that if i do even if i fix it it will break my MBR and windows AGAIN.
What im asking anyone who has possibly encountered this or is linux leet enough what can i do that could perhaps get XP to boot from GRUB without reinstalling windows and will basically get it to where it should have been to start with.
If nobody knows dont hassle yourself im sure i can figure it out im just wanting to get it done tonight or tommorow but ive not got much tonight left.