in the mbr i have grub but i never had problems booting xp until i installed 98 on a partition and it override my xp boot loader. ATM my setup is a bit weird the problem may be solvable from Linux but I'm quite new to it so I'm hoping i can fix the way windows boots until i figure out grub. i have 2 hard drives HD1 an IDE drive set as 1st to boot, contains a working grub in the MBR c: windows 98 install along with old win xp files, as win98 doesn't boot i can wipe this if needed (7 gig) d: unfinished ubuntu install but i think i have to keep it for grub ( 7 gig) SD1 contains grub but it isn't set up right, so i can install windows boot stuff to the MBR if its absolutely necessary c: windows xp install (the 1 i want to boot to) its all in perfect working order (15g) d: shared files (big) e: Linux install (17g) f: empty space but id rather not use it (17g) I'm hoping there is a simple way i can stick some files on c: and the windows 98 boot menu will be replaced by the xp boot menu, is this possible? otherwise how do i install win xps boot stuff to the 2nd drive without having to do a full reinstall? i googled but my results are all guides on how i should install windows xp or 98 p.s would i be allowed to post a similar topic in the Linux/mac forum to address a few problems i have with grub and maybe get a solution to this aswell?