I have a Sony Vaio Ultrabook that came with Windows 8 preinstalled (which means i don't have the dvd), though I upgraded it to 8.1 about a month ago.
Today I disabled legacy mode and managed to boot from Ubuntu 13.10 live CD and install it, using the
Install alongside Windows 8 option.
After the installation and updates, I tried to go back to Windows8. But I couldn't, since Ubuntu's grub broke Windows 8's Boot Configuration Data.
Booted back into ubuntu to try and find a solution. Found something about a program called boot-repair and ran it, using the recommended settings.
When I restarted my laptop, the Vaio logo came on, and after that, just a black screen that said this.
Error: file "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod" not found grub rescue>
So basically I can't do anything, i tried booting the live cd again but i couldn't.. Laptop will ignore it and try to boot from hard drive and it all goes back to that screen.
I want to fix it. If i have to unistall Ubuntu and try to reinstall it later that's cool, but I don't want to have to format the whole hard drive and lose Windows 8, because I have a lot of important work related files in there, that aren't backed up.
by the way, this is the boot-repair pastebin
How can I Solve this ?