How do you fix Windows dual-booted with Linux Mint?

TechRepublic member Arraveci is seeking help for a laptop that is dual-booted with both Windows and Linux Mint. Can you help your fellow member?

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Having Windows and Linux installed on your PC can increase productivity and give you the option of trying out a new OS. But it isn't always smooth sailing, as TechRepublic member Arraveci has discovered.

TechRepublic member Arraveci asks, "My laptop currently has both linux and windows installed, but the Windows portion won't boot - I've tried boot-repair through linux and it thought the issue was space, but I deleted various files until it stopped giving that notification and windows still can't boot up.

I installed linux mint on a partition of the same drive, and it boots with grub - I've tried resetting my pc or returning to previous versions but none of those options work.

Can someone please help?"

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