Hi, After reading some GRUB tutorials for a good few hours and not getting anywhere, I've decided to post a topic regarding my problem. If it has been covered before please pardon me, I really can't see it A friend of mine brought in his laptop after he said he couldn't get 'windows booting', and when I had a look at the partition table using gparted, I was presented with the following monstrosity: The first fat32 partition is the recovery files that came with the laptop, the rest is a bit of mess really Relevant bits from /boot/grub/menu.lst: Code: title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686 root (hd0,2) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/sda3 ro initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686 savedefault title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686 (single-user mode) root (hd0,2) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/sda3 ro single initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686 savedefault title Microsoft Windows XP root (hd0,3) savedefault makeactive chainloader +1 title Acer eRecovery Management root (hd0,0) savedefault makeactive chainloader +1 I've tried all the possible combinations for the root directive of the Windows section, but it doesn't want to load windows. Is there any way I can address the ntfs partition within that extended partition, or do I need to modify the structure. (I'd very much prefer not changing the structure, even though it is quite messy) I am stuck so any help would be much appreciated. Many thanks.