Grub kills XP boot-up after Mint 9 USB flash full install
I just finished creating a non-persistence Mint-XFEC 9 full install on a 8gig flash drive and while it works amazingly, my XP PC which I used to install it now won't boot-up without the flash drive engaged. All the screen says when I do F12 for normal XP boot is "error: no such device. Grub Rescue"
There was no alert or heads-up or opt-out on the Mint installer CD that Grub would alter the boot system of my PC such that I can only boot XP from my Mint flash drive now or else I would've avoided this as a newbie. Only now am I getting word not to use the Mint live CD to install Mint on a flash drive but I sure wish the installer said that.
I found a Macrium "emergency" XP boot disk that was created long ago along with back-up disks and it did boot then, but when I just tried to on my machine I still got the "Grub Rescue" alert but it seemed like it was struggling to do that. How can I use this boot disk to fix my machine's boot up problem? I also got EasyBCD as recommended by linux mavens, but not really sure how to use it or should, not without the advise of people in the know here.
Thanks for any assist!
Jim in NYC