I have used Windows XP for years. I partitioned my HD with 300 GB for XP and 1 TB for Ubuntu. I installed v.14.04 successfully. When booting I get a menu choice defaulting to Ubuntu and then XP. Selecting XP only brings me back to the boot menu. Can the XP boot be repaired. As it is I can only get to my XP data through Ubuntu. I would like to have a choice that works. I could not install Ubuntu along side XP because the only given choice was another HD not the partition.
I ran boot-repair and TestDisk trying to repair bootup. Now I get
grub recovery> and running my installation disk for Ubuntu gets to the Ubuntu window with the five moving dots and locks up. I have no idea what commands to use with
grub recovery> and I can't get to a terminal without Ubuntu running.
I did try to recover Windows XP boot without reloading XP thinking it might repair the BIOS. I also ran
chkdsk /R. None of this helped; I got the same result.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.