I don't know what happened with boot repair but it is creating more problems than it used to be solving once.
The last time I ran it in Linux Mint it took over 30 minutes.
I still can't access my XP partition from grub.
Fortunately I kept a backdoor on my second HD's boot screen (WIN loader).
From there XP and Xubuntu wubi run without any problems.
That indicates that it is a grub problems, nothing wrong with XP or boot.ini.