First, I want to say that installing Ubuntu just gave me a new PC. Amazingly fast browsing, easy to install programs, and a nice GUI. I was planning on buying a new PC for Vista, but no need now... Great job!
Now, the problem...
I installed Ubuntu to my PC. I decided to use the partition program built-in the Ubuntu CD. Selected the first "Guided" option, split the HDD in half and select Continue. Installation was all good. Restart the PC.
While I was reading the boot options when the PC restarted, it automatically started Ubuntu. installed related updates, and restart again. When I tried to boot on Windows, I'm getting a black screen. No error message, no blue screen, nothing.
Restarted and tried a BartPE CD I have, but it didn't boot neither.
I believe the problem is that Windows never did the "chkdsk" after the partition process (I have a 160 GB NTFS HDD), but I'm not sure. I have a Gateway Desktop PC, so I don't have the Windows installation CD to run the Recovery option.
I'm ready to use the "Recovery disks" shipped with the PC, but I know this can be fixed in some other way (all my docs are in a different partition, so no problem to re-installing WinXP).
This is what fdisk shows:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd979f11c
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 419 4609 33664207+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1 418 3357553+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3 9259 19457 81923467+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 4610 9258 37343092+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 4610 9061 35760658+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 9062 9258 1582371 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Partition table entries are not in disk order
Any help will be very appreciated!
P.S. I'm new to Ubuntu.