Well I was short on time yesterday, so I tried reinstalling Ubuntu and doing a quick format of the partition it was on, and not importing any settings. I saw that the default setting for the boot menu loader was my secondary/storage drive, so I changed it to the drive with my XP and Linux partition. Now everything is back to normal. Thanks for the tips though, I've bookmarked those sites and will do some reading about Grub2.
I really like Ubuntu, but I wish I had looked into Linux earlier. It's been a little overwhelming learning how a new OS works and trying to get things customized to my liking. Better late than never I suppose.