Right, the background to this first shall we. I have 2 HDD's in my PC a 80GB and a 250GB. Last November my 250 was my main with XP on it and it started playing up.
I am unable to perform a full re-install of windows xp due to the fact that my CPU temp rises to around 75-80 C, I installed Ubuntu on the 250 as a stop gap as I had lots of coursework due in.
Anyway I found a backup image of my computer that I had made so I decided to restore that image to the 250 but after it was restored, every time I would boot it just showed me "invalid file system" and then displayed the "grub rescue>" prompt. I finally decided to restore the image to my 80 and this was fine and I disconnected my 250 and used my 80 up until today.
The past couple of days my 80 has been displaying some warning signs like lots of delayed "write fails" and acting a bit slow.
Bear in mind this HDD is approx 8 years old (it was my brothers) it was to be expected. So I decided to finally try and tackle the grub problem on my 250. I have tried everything from using the windows recovery console fixboot / fixmbr
bootcfg /rebuild and nothing will get rid of the grub that is lingering.
I searched around and tried the dd command found here How to uninstall GRUB
but still grub rescue still appears.
Can anyone help me here please I have no idea what to do next.