Hello to Everyone Here...!
I purchased a new computer (Sony Vaio E -Seiries), It came with Windows 8 pre-installed, I had used Ubuntu on my old laptop so i wanted to dual boot (as i prefer a linux O.S, but my GF uses windows) other wise i would've just wiped it completley and installed Ubuntu.
I used a old Ubuntu Boot Cd i'd had lieing around. The Live cd was corrupted or damamged (it was old, i had to hunt it down) .
It started up fine but when i chose the option to install them side by side when installing the dual-boot this is when the problems started. It crashed about 89% through it's install process.
I removed the disc and tried to boot into windows, I was getting errors (Boot Manager) (I think, ubuntu created a grub menu).
I'm using Ubuntu now as i installed 12.10 onto a usb with unetbootin.
I still have all the partitions with the ( WINDOWS RE), (SONYSYS), (RECOVERY) files inside them.
I've tried using a Win 7 Boot cd to repair the system. I've tried using the built in repair option the (ASSIST) button on Sony Vaio.
I know i should have burned a back up disc (as pc world never gave me any windows discs and wanted £60+ for 1 month incase anything went wrong with Windows software.. Great customer service guys after just spending £700 on a laptop).
Is there anyway i can use Ubuntu to burn a recovery disc ?
When i turn on the computer the Grub Menu gives me the option to boot into Windows 8 or Ubuntu, i get errors when i try Windows (Error codes are like 0x000008 or similar).
If the correct codes are usefull i will note them down ( i did have them written down somewhere as i was googling the error codes but i couldn't find a solution).
The error also says Boot Manager " /Boot/Bci, Missing. Need Installation cd to repair"
(sorry it's early morning here 08:00 i been at work all night), (i will edit properly when my eyes are not fighting meto shut)
I was thinking of saving thesr partitioned Recovery tools onto a thumbdrive, Then installing Win 7 over the Win 8 partition.
Surley i'm missing something simple.
If anyone can help please ask for more percific information on the errors i'm getting.
I could probably go into the Win /Boot-Manager somehow but i haven't got the skills to know what i was doing..
And i appologise for the grammer..