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windows install issue

Postby jakePirrovich on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:34 am

I'm running windows 8 and created a second partition and have installed mint 14.
After reboot windows boot manger is showing windows failed to start.
file: \linuxmint\winboot\wuildr.mbr
status: 0xc000007b
info: the application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

when i get the option to run ether windows 8 or linux mint, after i select linux mint i then get returned to the same windows boot manger screen.
Being new to linux I'm already in way over my head, any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.
Just let me no if there is any more info i need to share.
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Re: windows install issue

Postby Fornhamfred on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:13 pm

You do not say if you followed any instructions to dual boot Mint and windows 8 but this youtube video should help to explain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73APmLYHATw

Also if you google "dual boot linux mint and windows 8" you will get some very good advice.
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Re: windows install issue

Postby jakePirrovich on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:37 am

Thanks for the reply it put me on the right track.
I've managed to install it now. On start up i went into setup utility>boot, then disabled secure boot and set boot list option to legacy.
I have a Dell Inspiron and this was the only way i could get it to boot from a dvd. I couldn't even enter a BIOS menu!?
After saving the changes and restating, it automatically booted from the dvd and i could install as the video showed.
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