Hey all I am a computer technician and last night while sleeping my kids spilled some drink near the computer and since then I got an error trying to login to Windows. So I made a liveUSB Ubuntu install, was actually able to access those mounted drives, and then I installed Ubuntu also on
sda1. So there are a few partitions there now. Also my computer is a Dell XPS 702x.
I installed Ubuntu no problem, when bootloader comes it says Ubuntu and some other windows, if I try that windows option I get nothing but a blank screen. I think it needs to try loading the windows installation on
sdb1 but not sure how to do that.
blkid and it showed all the partitions. Here is both pastebins from the boot-repair.
http://paste.ubuntu.com/1604910/ <--- first attempt
http://paste.ubuntu.com/1605083/ <--- second attempt I included "repair windows boot" option.
I actually physically took out both the hard drives from the laptop and externally connected them to another Windows 7 PC. Strangely the
sda1 drive which is a regular 750gb drive got the message "drive must be formatted" it could not be read.
The second drive which actually has the win8 install on it is a 250gb SSD drive. It was recognized by windows and prompted to detect and fix issues which I did. It said it found issues and repaired them.
So I put the drives back in unable to do a fix and repair on the 750gb drive, and im in Ubuntu unable to figure out how to get my Windows 8 to bootload/work.
looking for dualboot Ubuntu Windows 8