Re: Please Help
Did you make the mistake of using the installer SLIDER to shrink Vista to make room for Ubuntu? If so, you likely corrupted the Vista boot loader and that now prevents it from booting.
When you get into the Recovery screen, see if there is a Repair Install option. If so, run that three times, that's right, three times. That will restore Vista booting but you'll then have to repair GRUB to get access back to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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