As the title says, I attempted to dual boot Fedora and Windows 10 today and I can no longer access my Windows 10 partition. I'll lay out the steps I took as best I can. For reference, the laptop is a Dell XPS 9360.
- Shrank the Windows partition by 30GB in Disk Management.
- Created a bootable Fedora USB drive.
- Went into boot options in the bios and enabled Legacy boot and disabled secure boot.
- Booted into the Fedora USB.
- Selected my SSD drive as the drive to install Fedora to. Note, it was listed as the entire drive with the 30GB listed as free space. I'm thinking maybe I should have defined the free space as a separate partition? Anyway...
- Fedora installs fine, restart laptop.
- Instantly boot into Fedora. Upon re-entering the bios boot menu there is nothing labelled as Windows.
- Panic a little bit.
- Create a Windows bootable USB Drive using the Windows Media Creation Tool on a separate PC.
- Boot into the Windows USB in UEFI mode and enter the Repair PC options
- Select the option to clean install Windows and keep files. Error message
The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Select the option to clean install Windows and wipe all files. Error message
A required drive partition is missing.
- Reboot into the Windows USB in Legacy mode and try the same options with the same outcome.
- Boot into Legacy mode again, and this time go through the Windows installer. All of my partitions are listed, including the ~200GB Windows partition but I cannot access them. Error message
The Selected Disk is of the GPT Partition Style.
- Formatted the Windows partition, same error.
- Deleted the Fedora partition.
At a loss at what to do now. Can include some photos taken on a phone camera if it would provide further insight?
Thank you in advance!