So my computer had Windows 8 originally, and my hard drive died. I was able to get a dying hard drive from work to use temporarily, and decided to go with Windows 7 this time, as HP had drivers for it.
Before I even got it installed, this hard drive completely died. For about a week, I used a Zorin 8 live disc, and found I really liked it a lot. I bought a new 500 gb hard drive today, and got Windows 7 installed and running perfectly. I then shrunk the partition to allow for about 70 gb for a Zorin dual boot, and installed Zorin to that with 1 gb swap.
When I rebooted, it directly started loading up Windows. Since I had OS Boot Manager set as the first boot device, I restarted and tried booting from "Notebook Hard Drive", which gave me a "No bootable device-please insert boot disk and press any key to continue".
Windows 7 boots with no problems.
I've tried using EasyBCD in every way possible for GRUB2 to get it to show up in the Windows boot menu, but it just leads to a "NeoGrb.mbr (or something) is missing/corrupt".
I'm also very new to Linux, and have no *nix terminal knowledge. If someone could be kind enough to suggest what I assume is most likely a simple solution that I am overlooking, I'd be eternally grateful, as I've been trying to get this work for the past 9 hours with no luck.
Also, everything is in Legacy Mode, and the installer does NOT recognize an existing Windows 7 installation.