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Booting to windows sends me back to BIOS, can't reinstall

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    Windows 8, Linux Mint 14, OpenSUSE

    Booting to windows sends me back to BIOS, can't reinstall


    Hi there, as the title says when I boot to windows 8 I get a blinking cursor in the top left corner for about 1 second, then I get sent to the BIOS. If I boot to my Linux hard drive however everything works fine.

    I figured I would just install a fresh copy of windows, but when I boot to the install disk (I tried both 64 and 32 bit), the windows 8 icon shows up and I get the spinning dots for maybe 10 seconds or so then I just get a blank back lit screen. Is it just coincidence that my drive failed at the same time as both disks failed or is there maybe something hardware related?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You may have to restore the Windows Boot Loader.
    Check out some prospects by Googling "Restore Windows Boot Loader with EasyBCD",
    and, check back here often; lots of helpful folks here at W8F.
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    How long did you wait after booting from DVD to that black screen ?, few times I had to wait half an hour or more for it to continue with booting and installation. How did you end up with non-booting HDD ?
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Booting to windows sends me back to BIOS, can't reinstall
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