However, when booting up my Windows XP installation, after a successful log in with an admin account, it logs off immediately, taking me back to the log in screen. There are no other accounts. I've been able to access with an admin account from the recovery console, ran FIXMBR and C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/>COPY USERINIT.EXE WSUPDATER.EXE (not sure I spelled that last program correctly for this forum topic) to no effect. Trust me, before you say it... IT IS NOT MALWARE. The original XP installation partition from my old hard drive boots up fine.
I've spent hours reading other forums, people talking about drive letters and such, but I can never do their solutions because I have only 1 Windows XP capable computer and no way to get to a GUI for registry changing.
Any ideas? Thank you so much in advance. Also, don't spare me the tech talk; I'm a seasoned computer user.
In case it matters, the XP installation is on a hard drive with one other partition. As I said before, the grub loader is on a different hard drive.