I'm completely new to linux and ubuntu and have gotten in over my head very badly. I want to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu, so I had a fresh install of windows 7, everything worked fine, then I followed directions to install ubuntu in the proper way to dual boot, but since then, I have been unable to get windows to work at all. From the grub page, if I try to run windows normally, it says it's inaccessible due to a recent software change. If I run the recovery, it starts to run, it loads all the files, takes me to a grey background screen, sits for a couple seconds, then my computer restarts. I tried using a windows 7 recovery disk and that got me nowhere, with a message that said "No drives were found. Click load to provide a mass storage driver for installation" (If I click load, it says "To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click ok").
I tried using boot-repair, I did the common repair and that changed nothing, but here is the link it gave me if this helps paste.ubuntu.com/6243271/ Also, in boot-repair, I tried the advanced options>Other options>"Repair Windows Boot Files" but I can't click it, it's just greyed out.
I would try the
as suggested many places online, but I can't get any sort of dialogue box on the windows recovery disk I made. I'm really beyond my knowledge and have been trying different things for about 6 hours now with no success at all. I think maybe I messed up the partitioning when I installed ubuntu, but I really don't know anything about that. Here's what it looks like now, after being ripped apart trying to fix things based on other info online and error messages
I'll do my best to provide any other information needed to solve this, but try to put it in idiot terms as best as possible for me.