Ok, last week, even though I chose install along side windows, I was the one that Lubuntu decided to install over my Win XP partition. Got the partition back and programs running. Today I decide to give the install another try. This time I choose the "something else" option at installation and installed on a newly created partition. Now Lubuntu will not start and all I get is a blinking cursor. I can start windows without a problem. Several questions: How to I make windows the default start up option. If I need to do it, how do I uninstall Grub If I need to how do I uninstall Lubuntu Can I change the Lubuntu start-up config using the live CD I once had Ubuntu on this laptop and it worked well. I can't get Lubuntu to play well. Last week when Lubuntu choose to overwrite the windows petition it would boot. Maybe I should just install Ubuntu and that would overwrite Grub After what happened last week, I am gun shy to use the windows command to repair commands - bootrec fixmbr and bootrec FixBoot.