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Yeah, it definitely sounds like WUBI. I can't stress enough how awful that is.
    
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I burned the ubuntu disk, threw it into the drive, rebooted and installed it side by side with windows so it's a dual boot box.

GRUB realized that I have windows and added it however, everytime windows loads, safe mode or not it hit a bsod shortly into loading the drivers. When I did the startup repair it said my system volume information was corrupted (via chkdsk) and fixed it. Grub is still the default loader and now windows and linux both work but I have no idea what the heck happened.
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I burned the ubuntu disk, threw it into the drive, rebooted and installed it side by side with windows so it's a dual boot box.

GRUB realized that I have windows and added it however, everytime windows loads, safe mode or not it hit a bsod shortly into loading the drivers. When I did the startup repair it said my system volume information was corrupted (via chkdsk) and fixed it. Grub is still the default loader and now windows and linux both work but I have no idea what the heck happened.
Did you resize your Windows partition?

I think this happened to me with my first Linux install. I resized my Windows partition to fit my Linux partition and wasn't able to load Windows until I did a chkdsk but still ran into some problems so I simply reformatted and installed Windows, with pre thought out partitions for both OSs, and then Linux with no problems.

I only reformatted because they were both fresh installs and it was my first
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Now I'm a bit perplexed because other than making a partition and installing GRUB, Ubuntu makes no other changes. It looks like Windows is well into its own boot where those changes shouldn't affect anything.
    
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Did you resize your Windows partition?

I think this happened to me with my first Linux install. I resized my Windows partition to fit my Linux partition and wasn't able to load Windows until I did a chkdsk but still ran into some problems so I simply reformatted and installed Windows, with pre thought out partitions for both OSs, and then Linux with no problems.

I only reformatted because they were both fresh installs and it was my first
It sounds like that's what happened, if OP did in fact shrink the Win partition. Windows never plays nice with different file systems though, so who knows what happened. Glad they both work though.
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They're two separate entities though. All GRUB does is say "Boot windows like normal" there shouldn't be a conflict of file systems.

Black, will it still load Ubuntu? I'd try re-installing GRUB.
    
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They're two separate entities though. All GRUB does is say "Boot windows like normal" there shouldn't be a conflict of file systems.

Black, will it still load Ubuntu? I'd try re-installing GRUB.
yeah everything works fine now.

I did the windows startup repair and it said the drive's system volume information was wrong and repaired it. I'm amazed it didn't reset my loader from GRUB to NTLoader.
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They're two separate entities though. All GRUB does is say "Boot windows like normal" there shouldn't be a conflict of file systems.

Black, will it still load Ubuntu? I'd try re-installing GRUB.
I'm not saying Linux and Windows were twisting together and corrupting each other or anything like that. Its just that when I first did mine I had to shrink my Windows partition by like 50GB (had lots of free space for Linux). After it shrunk my partition it installed Linux and I was only able to boot into Linux.

I decided to do a chkdsk and I was able to boot into Windows, weird..

I figured maybe that shrinking the partition could have shifted some files in Windows or something. I was still able to get to the screen that lets you choose which os to boot into, seeing both Linux and Windows, but when I tried to boot Windows it would get to the XP splash screen and would freeze, sometimes just go black and freeze.
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I'm just going to blame 10.10 I have a pretty good feeling I'm getting an SSD for christmas (or the funds to buy one) and then I'm switching to Arch. Screw Ubuntu. Of course now I need to make a new avatar unless I'm banned by then.
    
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Ubuntu has treated me well but I would love to give Arch a try. Maybe when I get another PC up and going
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