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Hate to say it but it has to be reinstalled. GRUB looks for other OSs and allows them to load once selected. Windows boot loader only works for Windows so Linux must be reinstalled to overwrite that Windows boot loader.
Sorry. I had that problem several times after I had to reinstall WinXP. I gave up and just use Linux. No viruses.
But.... sigh... just too late... I'm halfway through the second disk of the re-install.
Oh well. I'll put it down to experience. Not too much lost because the system was only a week old anyway and I had not done much to it yet.
For future reference however, what should I do? - I do have a boot disk - but it simply passed me though to the log-on screen (so at least I could get at Linux...) and I also tried booting from the distro CD which took me into the install program. Taking the "upgrade" option noticed that I didn't have a boot loader and allowed me to create one, but as there was no actual upgrade required, it simply did nothing (including NOT creating the boot loader). That left me with only one option (I thought) - a fresh install.
I don't plan on reinstalling Win anytime soon - but what should I do if I have to?