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I have an old laptop (HP Compaq nc6220) running Windows XP. I burnt a install disc and went through the setup to do side by side installation with choice of OS on startup.

Ubuntu boots up fine, but if I select Windows the splash screen comes up for a couple of seconds, then there is a quick glimpse of the famous Microsoft "blue screen of death" and it crashes back to the OS selection screen.

I don't have the XP installation discs so really need to fix this an recover

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did you try to boot-repair it? –  Eliran Malka Jun 2 '13 at 19:08
Yes. No errors found so far. HDD scan is fine. –  andrewfd Jun 3 '13 at 12:01
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