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I tried to install ubuntu using usb.

I followed instructions at ubuntu.com.

In the middle of the installation, it stopped and opened try ubuntu mode when I restarted my pc (the machine is running xp pro). I got this error when trying to load windows: disk read error restart ctrl + alt +del

Yes, I tried to install ubuntu alongside my windows installation.

I have 2 harddrives on my pc. Both have Win XP pro.

I can access the C drive with the second hard drive with no problem. But, Win XP wont start on the C drive anymore. Only D works.

So any help and yes ubuntu caused all this

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Can you provide more details, ie partion structure size etc –  Tachyons Nov 15 '12 at 13:57
Check the health of the drive in the Disk Utility; it may be failing. –  psusi Nov 15 '12 at 15:09
You should ask this on Super User –  Seth Dec 31 '12 at 2:50

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If you have access to the XP discs you can put them in the drive and run the repair. It might be that you boot settings have become corrupt. If that fixes it then you can remove the partition that Ubuntu went on.

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