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The fact that you're getting I/O errors from at least two programs is telling. Such errors almost never result from software problems -- and when it is a software problem, it's likely to be a bad driver. I didn't notice anything obvious in the SMART test results you posted, so my guess is you've got a bad cable to the hard disk, or possibly a bad disk ...


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I believe all you need to do is add a proper boot entry. Just insert the Windows installation disc and not to recovery. Head over to the command prompt (Shift+F10) or most preferably choose repair my computer option and go for the command prompt option. It is safer this way rather then invoking the command prompt via keyboard shortcut. After the command ...


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As per the comment offered by @oldfred, I ran update-grub from within the 14.04 system. It automatically added entries for the 14.10 system. So, I boot using windows MBR and select 14.04, then from the grub screen I pick wither 14.04 or 14.10. The one gotcha was that update-grub was not in my path. I ended up having to install the grub2-common package ...



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