On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 19:59:38 -0400, Muffin wrote:

>Any help or guidance would be great. It would save me from reinstalling xp.

You need to find which partition is active. I'm guessing it's not the
partition where XP lives. Set that partition active, and you should be good
to go. Any number of tools available for doing that. I use an old version
of Partition Magic. You might be able to run Gparted from the Ubuntu LiveCD
to set the XP partition active.