Hello Guys and Gals!
I have an interesting and puzzling problem here...
I have created a successful triple booting system with Windows 7,Ubuntu 10.10,and Windows XP. I did that BEFORE I just recently upgraded most of my hardware including my Motherboard,RAM (16 Gb up from 8),video card,processor and monitor.I am using GRUB 2 as my boot loader.Ubuntu is now clearly broken,as it does boot but now needs a partial upgrade ( considering upgrading all the way to 11.10 with all this new hardware...maybe ) and many updates. Windows XP does not boot however and gives me the old :
BOOTMGR is missing - press CTRL-ALT-DELETE to restart.
I have placed the hard drive boot priorities in the proper order so that the system boots to the GRUB flawlessly but I am lost on the proper method to repair XP in this configuration.
Let me describe what happens when I boot up and try to answer some initial questions.
When I boot my machine displays all the POST information as normal,then GRUB comes up showing my Ubuntu,Windows 7,and Windows XP options as normal. When I choose XP
I get the error. Windows 7 boots up when I choose it in GRUB with no issues what-so-ever.
I already have updated/re-installed all the new and necessary drivers
( for Windows 7 anyway )...Still have to work on Ubuntu...and XP...lol.
I am running XP because of an old program that requires it to run properly ( Dundjinni - don't laugh! I know a few of you still play Dungeons and Dragons ).
As I stated before my Tripleboot worked perfectly before the hardware upgrades so BOOTMGR being an element of Windows 7 makes sense as a symptom.
I also need to point out that Windows 7 lives on a WD Raptor 72 Gb by itself, that Ubuntu and XP share a 500 Gb WD, and there is a 1 Tb WD that both the other drives have access to as a data drive. The system boots from the drive that Ubuntu and XP are on via the GRUB.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.