Great Odin's Raven, I've really messed some things up.
I tried to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and now I can't get into Windows! Grub loads up, and I can get into Ubuntu just nice and dandy, but just a black screen with Windows. I tried rEFIND, and easyBCD when I once got into Windows at the beginning of the expedition. I think I really messed something up with easyBCD. I disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot in Windows.
I now have tried Boot Repair (great idea of a program by the way, I just really messed all things up me think), and here are the diagnostics http://paste.ubuntu.com/5682412/
I initially tried the automatic repair to no avail, and thus I am here.
I want Windows 8 and Ubuntu (probably not 12, typing on this site, there is some wonky stuff I'm going through). I also want the Windows 8 boot loader since it was really nice a purdy lookin' when I had it working 12 hours ago. But, if I have to settle for GRUB that's fine.
Right now, also, I have like 10 loaders in GRUB from all my failed attempts, I think.
Please I beg for some help. I've read so many forums my brain is fried. I can't seem to find my problem.
When I switched boot order to windows loader first it gave me the black screen loader and when I selected windows the screen goes like its about to load windows and just goes black. When I select Ubuntu it says "Windows failed to start... Insert your windows disk... Choose language... Click repair..." (I don't have a windows disk, although I see this as being the most feasible next step) File: \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr. Status: 0x000007b Info: the OS couldn't load because a file is missing".
Switching boot order to Ubuntu first and grub (which there are 2 for some reason?) in BIOS. Loading "Windows Boot UEFI Loader" gives above windows loader black screen and results. "Windows 8 Loader on dev/sda4" yields "error unknown command 'drivemap' and error invalid EFI path". And the several other loaders that Boot Loader gave yields the same results.
My laptop is an ASUS A55V, intel core i5 3230M