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I have a Sony VAIO 64-bit Touchscreen machine with Windows 8 installed on it. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it.

I have tried installing through a DVD and with Ubuntu downloaded on the hard drive.

There are no error messages or problems during the installation.

The problem arises when I restart the machine and under the grub I get the options to login to Windows or Ubuntu. When I click on Ubuntu, I receive the following error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

 1. Insert your Windows Installation disc and restart your computer. (Windows came preinstalled).
 2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
 3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.  

File:\Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
status: 0xc000007b
Info: The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

Please guide and help.

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marked as duplicate by bcbc, mikewhatever, karel, Radu Rădeanu, Avinash Raj Jan 15 at 3:05

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