I'm aware there are other topics on this subject, but i've tried the fixes to no avail, hence making this post.
So I had a 1TB HDD with Windows 8.1 installed along with a partition with a recovery sector on. I shrank the HDD by 200GB and installed Linux Mint 13 on it. Turns out Linux Mint 13 had a bunch of driver issues, so I burned Linux Mint 16 64bit to disk and chosen to 'Replace Mint 13 with 16'.
Linux Mint 16 now booted into Linux mint but left no option to boot into Windows 8.1.
So I tried the following:
Booting from the Windows 8.1 disk, going to the command prompt and using:
bootrec /fixmbr bootrec.exe /fixboot bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
Then I tried:
DISKPART > list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt Disk 0 Online 931GB 923GB - * DISKPART> sel disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> list vol
Vol just gives me my DVD-ROM.
Can anyone help?
I'm getting pretty damn worried that my Windows 8.1 install is gone and un-retrievable.