Hi all, please bare with me. I am quite new to Linux and will try to explain my problem as well as I can.
I recently got a new laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu on it after enjoying so much on my old laptop. I installed it via USB and everything went fine, until I tried booting into Windows 7 from the Grub menu. I got an error message regarding an incorrect EFI path. After a bit of searching I found out that the Boot Repair programme should be able to fix it. So I ran that in Ubuntu and it created 3 new options on the Grub menu, two of which allowed me to boot into Windows.
However, Windows froze up earlier today and I thought I had no option but to hold the power button and reset. When I tried to boot into Windows again I was met with a "Boot into Windows Normally" or "Repair Start Up" option. I tried starting Windows normally but it just hung at the "Starting Windows" screen. So I tried to repair, which sent me into an Asus repair page, but I was met with a massive "ERROR" logo in red letters.
I then got a grub error message. So I reinstalled Ubuntu and ran the Repair Boot programme again so that I could access Windows. I am still getting the exact same problem.
I do not have a Windows recovery DVD because the laptop is only a few days old. Also, it does not have a disk drive (it is an Asus X501A). I am now completely unable to access my Windows partition. I am wondering if any of you guys would be able to suggest something I could do or help me?
I have downloaded a Windows recovery ISO to copy to a USB, though I'm not sure if that will help.