Problems getting back to XP after removing Ubuntu
I recently decided to try setting my computer up for multiple operating systems. I have 2 hard drives on my computer, an 80GB Seagate SATA and a 300GB Seagate SATA. When I was starting this, I already had XP on the first drive, and the second drive was clean, so I created a small partition for Ubuntu on the second drive and installed it on that drive. After a while, I found VMware, and decided to use that for multiple operating systems instead of separate partitions, so I could test out different versions of Linux and such before I decided on one in particular, since I'm quite new to the Linux world. Well, here comes the problem...
I personally liked Fedora better than Ubuntu, and I had experience with it at my school, so I decided to get rid of the Ubuntu partition on my drive to clear up space for other things. After deleting the partition, I have been unable to log into XP. The first error I'm having is in the boot sequence. I'll get to a screen, which will say "Loading GRUB... GRUB Error 17". A friend told me that there was probably something off in the mbr, so I tried to get to the repair utility off the XP boot CD, and I came up with an error "Setup did not find any hard disks installed on your computer." The RAID utility still sees both hard drives as connected and functioning properly. I'd really like to avoid erasing the data I have installed on my primary XP drive if possible. Is there something I need to do in the Linux repair utility rather than the XP?
Any help is greatly appreciated!