I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) onto my Western Digital External hard drive (1TB) that i recently have gotten and then i found out that on my computer the XP boot loader was disabled and the Ubuntu GRUB boot loader took it's place, but then I found that I couldn't boot into windows unless my hard drive was plugged in to the computer and it takes up the power plug which the printer uses. I have already enabled the XP boot loader again using FixMbr, but then when I try to boot from my hard drive it says:
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
If I boot from the computer's internal drive, it just goes straight to xp, like it should.
I saw the page https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/installing-windows-xp-w-pre-existing-vista-on-hp-laptop?replies=14 just before and i saw that to fix this problem you put 2 different files (can't remember what they were called) into the root directory. What if you can't get into the ubuntu ext3 partition because windows doesn't know what the partition file system is? Where do you put the files? Do you boot off the live cd of ubuntu, mount the hard drive and then drop them where ubuntu is, or do it from windows and drop it in the unpartitioned space?
Thanks in advance,