Now, whenever i boot up windows; I get a choice between whether i should boot up with windows xp home, or windows xp home (no thats not a typo) the default is the second winxp home, so i go w/ that. This doesn't really negatively affect me, but its annoying and worrying.
what i have done to incure this:
I installed a second SATA HDD; and using some western digital software; i transfered the contents of my origional HDD to my second, newer, larger HDD. Then, I switched the SATA cables around.
I installed Ubuntu linux on the second HDD, which included a format. However, (ive done the linux install twice) whenever i do that, GRUB (the multiple OS loader whatchamacallit) shows up (as expected) but i get erros if i pick linux or windows. so i go into recovery console (on the windows xp cd) and type
and that fixes my problem ; leaving me with the initial "problem" outlined at this post's beginning.
Thank you for any help; i hope this doesn't belong in the 'nix section instead.