I have two internal hard drives; 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for storage. I decided to install Ubuntu on the secondary hard drive. One of the guides I used advised me to make a small boot partition in the free space as well, so I did. After my installation my computer defaults to the Ubuntu partition and I cannot boot to Windows 8.1.
This is the error Windows gives me:
Windows Boot Manager
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. 2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next." 3. Click "repair your computer." If you don't have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. File: \boot\bcd Status: 0xc000000f Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
What I've tried:
- First, yes I have been Googling for an hour now.
- I tried to boot from my Windows hard drive thinking that since I selected a bootloader on the secondary hard drive during installation.
- The message also recommended I insert my installation disk and "repair my computer" I ran the programs and no luck.
Please, does anyone know how I could restore my Windows partition? (At least have me get in so I can run EasyBCD.)
EDIT: I have just installed Grub-Customizer and the only options available to me are for Ubuntu. Could this possibly be because the Windows Bootloader is on the other hard driver? GParted shows that it is still there.