(Yes I know this is a double post but I didn't want to make my last post any longer.)
Here's some more info on what happened:
After having qtparted attempt to resize my Windows XP NTFS partition and having it just hang at Operation 0 of 2 100%, I loaded windows and used partition magic 8 to resize my xp partition to make room for mepis. I then used the LiveCD and qtparted to format the linux partitons so I have:
hda partition 1: NTFS Windows XP 60gb
hda partition 2: linux-swap 1gb
hda partition 3: ext3 15gb
Once it was finished installing mepis to the two linux partitions and grub to the mbr on hda I booted up mepis fine. But then when I tried to get into Windows XP I found that all it would give me was:
After displaying this it would just sit there and load no further.
So I tried using fixmbr and fixboot from my Windows XP Prof. install disk. However all this did was destroy grub and provide me with the error: 'Error loading operating system.'. So I used the partitioner on the windows xp prof. install disk recovery console to format and erase the two linux partitions. I then tried to do a recovery with the same disk, but upon restarting I still got the error loading operating system. So then using the LiveCD I reinstalled mepis and grub into the mbr, and continued to get the same problem with xp not booting.
I've tried nearly every different configuration of menu.lst I could find for booting XP but none worked.
So after continuing to perform the above actions in different combinations and reinstalling mepis some 3 times I finally gave up. Now I just want to get back into Windows XP asap, I don't care if I have to blow up mepis in the process I just want to be done with linux and bootloaders.
The current setting of my menu.lst is:
title Windows at hda1
My partitions are:
hda1 = Windows XP Professional NTFS
hda2 = Linux-Swap
hda3 = Linux ext3