I installed an ssd and windows 8 on my desktop (windows 8 was installed on the new ssd). Windows 7 was already installed on a raid 1 (2*2TB spindle drives)
Anyway after installing windows 8 it gave me the option to choose my OS on boot (I figured it would dual boot) it was a windows 8 type boot menu similar to this one in the link but instead of linux I had windows 7: http://apcmag.com/how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-and-linux.htm
After installing all of the drivers for windows the boot menu disappeared. Windows 8 was loading without displaying the option to choose the os, it just booted straight to eight! LOL
I manually used the bios boot menu (pointing at my windows 7 drive) to try to load windows 7 and recieved the error in the picture I attached.
Anyway if I hit F9 to load another operating system windows 7 loads as it should.
Something happened to the boot data for windows 8 I assume? (strange that windows 8 loads fine and 7 does not without hitting F9). I don't feel much like spending the time to research this at the moment and hope someone already knows the fix off the top of their head.
I have a feeling this may be UEFI related.
Edited by zingo156, 09 July 2014 - 07:14 AM.