so I got a rather big problem I guess...
I wanted to install Linux as a second OS on my laptop, which has a preinstalled Win 8 as the native OS. So to do that, I had to shrink the Windows partition ... I could write a long story why I did that. but I'll just say, although the build-in windows partition tool told me that I shouldn't and can't shrink it, I eventually did it with a 3rd party program (50 GB on a 500 GB HDD).
I installed Linux on this new free space and it seems to work fine. But Windows not.
I noticed that the performance is lower and after I discovered that some programs aren't working (errors like 0x0c000007b and missing dll's), I scanned the registry with some free tools ... and got a lot of errors(over 500).
So basically what happened here I Think is, that Windows 8 got damaged.
Now my problem is I DONT know how to FIX. ...
I tried windows recovery several times, I even did a backup before all that, It doesn't work. I can't use the Acer Recovery Manager as well, it refuses to reset the system obviously. I tried to fix the registry with free tools but I stil get errors on some programs (0x0c00007b). I installed All in one Runtimes, didn't help. And because Win 8 was preinstalled I don't have a installation code nor a CD or something where I can try to reset Windows.
So my question is, how damaged is my system and how can I try to minimize the damage / fix it?
Edited by Queen-Evie, 22 August 2014 - 09:36 PM.
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