It all started when I decided to dual-boot Ubtuntu on my cheap (Acer) laptop to make it run faster/better then my current Windows XP can run it. I know close to nothing about computers, so this friend entered Remote Assistance and installed Virtual Box or something--basically, it let us install Ubuntu on a virtual computer so I can practice partitioning and installing it without deleting my files/Windows. Clearly, this wasn't enough as I still messed up somehow.
So, it was all going fine until I got to the partitioning step. On the virtual PC, there was no previous partitions...on my laptop there was. So I went through the same things I did on the virtual PC, changed nothing in the steps. But the first thing I noticed was once I made the first partition was that three extensions that were there before now turned into empty slots. I thought tat maybe it was making room and they just weren't being displayed, so I continued, and all went as planned from there.
Now what I'm left with is confusion and desperation. Someone have any ideas on how to boot back into Windows XP? I'm new to this so if you could be thorough that would be great