Quote Originally Posted by bra|10n View Post
Well I fear that this situation is not going to be recoverable without a complete disk format...
However you might wish to wait before rushing to format in case someone else here has a better solution.
If you have no files or other data you want to save then IMO this is the best solution.

While you wait you might want to think about what disk layout would best suit what you want to do, e.g dual-boot with WinXP and Ubuntu/Kubuntu.
what is (IMO) ?