linux corrupts windows
I have been trying to install Linux with XP on three computers that all had one harddrive. My computer has two harddrives. Therefore I did not have the same problem. About the first ten times I tried to install a dual boot on those three computers, I was using Ubuntu 5.10. Every time I would install XP and leave free space for Linux. XP would work fine after this except it needed sound drivers(Ubuntu had my sound drivers). Then I installed Ubuntu, and used when the partitioning tool came up, I used the option "use the largest amount of continuous free space". After that, Ubuntu worked fine, but when I tried to load Windows, this message came up in black and white:
Windows could not start because thed following file is missing or corrupt:
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
I want to make a full Linux system on these computers, but their owners are new to Linux and are not ready to have full Linux systems yet. I thought that this problem was a problem with the new Ubuntu 5.10 untill today when I tried to install Debian with the same method. Ubuntu uses the Debian installer, so I followed the same procedure and the same problem happened. The computer I've been working with the most has a 120 GB hdd with a nvidia vanta 6 video card, but I don't think the problem is the harddware because I have the same problem on each computer. Has this problem ever been reported before? What is causing it? What can be done to solve this problem?