Ok, so I created a 25gb partition on windows 8 and then since windows 8 wouldn't let me boot into the live linux mint 14 cd, I ran the exe on the cd and told it to help me boot into the live cd. When it did, I went ahead to install it and selected to install alongside windows. When it finished installing and everything, I went to boot into windows 8 again through grub and now its giving me an error that says "error: device format 'ldm/XXXXXXXX/Volume 1' invalid: must be (f|h)dN, with 0 <= N < 128" and then says "a disk error occured. press ctrl+alt+del too restart". When I try to boot into the recovery partition it just shows the second screen. I tried to boot into my windows 8 installation disk to try to repair the boot record, but like i said before, it won't let me boot into cds or dvds for some reason even though ive put them at the top of my boot order. Thanks for the help! I have an essay to write that is due tomorrow (friday) and i'd really like to have this fixed quickly so I can get to that..