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I just took the plunge into Linux, with Ubuntu 12.10. Not knowing if I would like Ubuntu enough for it to become my main OS, I installed it alongside of my existing OS, windows 8. When installing Ubuntu, I installed it to a completely separate and empty hard drive.I can boot into Ubuntu perfectly fine, and Grub shows windows 8 (loader) as an option, however when I do try to boot into windows, I receive this:

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Both hard drives are in and working, and I have tried running the recommended settings from boot repair. When my hard drive that has Ubuntu installed on it is removed from the system, I can get windows to boot. From Ubuntu I can look at my other hard drive, and I see that there is a folder called boot in the home directory, could this possibly be what is causing my problems? If yes, can I just delete it, or is there a special way to remove it? And if not, what should I try to remedy this problem? Thanks a ton guys!

Contents of grub.cfg

    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"

    if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
      menuentry_id_option="--id"
    else
      menuentry_id_option=""
    fi

    export menuentry_id_option

    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
    set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi

    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }

    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env     recordfail; fi; fi
    }

    function load_video {
      if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
        insmod all_video
      else
        insmod efi_gop
        insmod efi_uga
        insmod ieee1275_fb
        insmod vbe
        insmod vga
        insmod video_bochs
        insmod video_cirrus
      fi
    }

    if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
       font=unicode
    else
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='hd0,msdos1'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-    efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
    fi
        font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
    fi

    if loadfont $font ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=10
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
      clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
            set gfxpayload="${1}"
        if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
                set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
        else
            set vt_handoff=
        fi
    }
    if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
    if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
        if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
        else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os     $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860' {
    recordfail
        gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='hd0,msdos1'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-    efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
    fi
    linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-25-generic root=UUID=795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-25-generic
}
submenu 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860' {
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-25-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.5.0-25-generic-advanced-795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860' {
    recordfail
        gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='hd0,msdos1'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
        else
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
        fi
        echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-25-generic ...'
        linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-25-generic root=UUID=795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-25-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-25-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.5.0-25-generic-recovery-795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860' {
    recordfail
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='hd0,msdos1'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
        else
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
        fi
        echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-25-generic ...'
        linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-25-generic root=UUID=795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860 ro recovery nomodeset 
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-25-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-17-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.5.0-17-generic-advanced-795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860' {
    recordfail
        gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='hd0,msdos1'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
        else
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
        fi
        echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-17-generic ...'
        linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-17-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.5.0-17-generic-recovery-795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860' {
    recordfail
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='hd0,msdos1'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
        else
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
        fi
        echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-17-generic ...'
        linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860 ro recovery nomodeset 
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
    }
}

### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='hd0,msdos1'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
    fi
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='hd0,msdos1'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 795aa714-904a-41e1-b953-4b818caec860
    fi
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry 'Dell Utility Partition (on /dev/sdb1)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-07D7-090A' {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod fat
    set root='hd1,msdos1'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd1,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd1,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,msdos1  07D7-090A
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 07D7-090A
    fi
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
}
menuentry 'Windows 8 (loader) (on /dev/sdb3)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-7CBC4093BC404A3A' {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='hd1,msdos3'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd1,msdos3 --hint-efi=hd1,msdos3 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,msdos3  7CBC4093BC404A3A
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 7CBC4093BC404A3A
    fi
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
  source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

This is the output of mount and sudo parted /dev/sda print:

Model: ATA Hitachi HDS72168 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  76.8GB  76.8GB  primary   ext4            boot
 2      76.8GB  80.0GB  3150MB  extended
 5      76.8GB  80.0GB  3150MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
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add the contents of /boot/grub/grub.cfg. then, leave the contents of the harddrive showing in a window, and from a terminal, tell us the output of mount and sudo parted /dev/sda print (and lesson for life: learn what a command does when someone tells you to run it as sudo :) –  gcb Feb 27 '13 at 2:21
    
You don't need to add four spaces at the end of every line, just select the code and press the code button. A lot easier for long code blocks :) –  Seth Feb 27 '13 at 3:13

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