Grub failures

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Grub is failing with the error message :

Grub loading stage 1.5.
Error 5

I checked what error 5 means and the docs say :

5 : "Disk geometry error"

This error is returned when a read is attempted at a linear block
address beyond the end of the BIOS translated area.  This generally
happens if your disk is larger than the BIOS can handle (512MB for
(E)IDE disks on older machines or larger than 8GB in general).

Why is this happening all of sudden when everything was working ?The
machine is a dual boot with XP on the other partition.
Last week I had another Grub failure at stage 2 , and fixed it by
booting into recovery mode and doing :

grub>root (hd1,0)
grub>setup (hd0)

then rebooted.What could be causing Grub to have these intermittent
failures?I haven't touched the BIOS.


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