Tried to install Manjaro now I can't get into anything.

I've already said how you can get Windows back.

I remember getting into the grub menu is C, what are the commands at that point?

You said to re-install in UEFI mode, but im not sure where that option is. Do i change my bios from Legacy+Uefi to only Uefi? Or is there an installer option im not seeing? Im still in the live version at the install screen now.

Yes. I thought you'd already covered that.

Or, if it's available, you pick the "UEFI" boot option when you boot the USB.

This is for manually doing stuff. You don't need that (yet).
Use the normal menu.
You HAVE to reboot in UEFI mode.

Got it. I'll try this then. Sorry i'm stupid.

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Ok. I switched BIOS to only UEFI and now im in the install at the partition stages. I selected my sda6 (old manjaro on legacy/uefi) and put the mount point as "/" should i "Keep" or "Format" the old stuff?

When I go to "NEXT" it says the following:

An EFI system partition is necessary to start Manjaro.

To configure an EFI system partition, go back and select or create a FAT32 filesystem with the esp flag enabled and mount point /boot/efi.

You can continue without setting up an EFI system partition but your system may fail to start.

This is what im trying to fix, so where do I do this in the setup? In New Partition Table I seee it says I can do an MBR or GPT, but it will deleta lal existing data on thhe disk. Does that mean all my files/windows etc? Other than that button I dont see where to do the configure EFI.

Remove the existing Manjaro partition and create a 500MB FAT32 partition, then re-create the root partition for Manjaro. Set the Manjaro partition to / and the FAT32 partition to /boot/efi . Ensure the ESP flag is set on the FAT32 partition. Apparently this causes anguish, so just ignore it.

I think this is covered in the various installation guides and in the message itself - you just have to read it.

Where you set partition mount points, you should be able to set current $esp (sda2?) at /boot/efi mount point. Then you don't need to create a new one.

So you're saying edit the FAT32 current boot drive (sda2) to mount point /boot/efi and have boot and esp ticked? Instead of that new 500mb one he said to make? Then the rest as normal as jon said?

Yes, and better reformat the root (/) partition, as you may have issues (previously in MSDOS mode)

Andd the root '/" you mean as the sda6 i had before for manjaro, correct?

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Okay. Progress, i think. Now when I start my machine it brings up the bootloader. Manjaro boots up perfectly fine without the use of my live cd, but Windows (on sda2) -which is listeed as well. When I boot to it, it is doing the same 'trying to repair' thing as before. And not booting into windows. The repair failed as it previously did.

EDIT: Also still unable to mount the sda4 drive. "Unknown error" it says.

I did as you said with the exception of the new 500mb fat32 /boot/efi since petsam said it should work. I'm still getting the windows boot loop/repair fail, but i am getting into grub with the 2 options and manjaro boots fine. What should I do now?

Just want to add I was watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRCyb7FzWFY in hopes to fix my windows boot and when going through the steps, my vol 1( d: drive where my windows is) instead of NTSF its showing as RAW for some reason? It doesnt let me access the drive to copy the information as shown in the video for the fix.

Was tthis because i shrunk the volume during my install and it changed it to a raw partition somehow?

From Manjaro grub or UEFI selected?

ls -R /boot/efi
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boot/efi:
EFI 'System Volume Information'

/boot/efi/EFI:
Boot Manjaro Microsoft

/boot/efi/EFI/Boot:
bootx64.efi

/boot/efi/EFI/Manjaro:
grubx64.efi

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft:
Boot Recovery

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot:
BCD bootmgfw.efi da-DK es-ES fr-CA ja-JP kd_02_15b3.dll kd_07_1415.dll lv-LV pt-BR ru-RU tr-TR zh-CN
BCD.LOG bootmgr.efi de-DE es-MX fr-FR kd_02_10df.dll kd_02_1969.dll kd_0C_8086.dll memtest.efi pt-PT sk-SK uk-UA zh-TW
BCD.LOG1 BOOTSTAT.DAT el-GR et-EE hr-HR kd_02_10ec.dll kd_02_19a2.dll kdstub.dll nb-NO qps-ploc sl-SI updaterevokesipolicy.p7b
BCD.LOG2 boot.stl en-GB fi-FI hu-HU kd_02_1137.dll kd_02_1af4.dll ko-KR nl-NL Resources sr-Latn-RS Windows
bg-BG cs-CZ en-US Fonts it-IT kd_02_14e4.dll kd_02_8086.dll lt-LT pl-PL ro-RO sv-SE winsipolicy.p7b

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bg-BG:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/cs-CZ:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/da-DK:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/de-DE:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/el-GR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-GB:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-US:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/es-ES:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/es-MX:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/et-EE:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fi-FI:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts:
chs_boot.ttf jpn_boot.ttf malgun_boot.ttf meiryo_boot.ttf msjh_boot.ttf msyh_boot.ttf segmono_boot.ttf segoe_slboot.ttf
cht_boot.ttf kor_boot.ttf malgunn_boot.ttf meiryon_boot.ttf msjhn_boot.ttf msyhn_boot.ttf segoen_slboot.ttf wgl4_boot.ttf

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fr-CA:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fr-FR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hr-HR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hu-HU:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/it-IT:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ja-JP:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ko-KR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lt-LT:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lv-LV:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nb-NO:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nl-NL:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pl-PL:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-BR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-PT:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/qps-ploc:
memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Resources:
bootres.dll en-US

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Resources/en-US:
bootres.dll.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ro-RO:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ru-RU:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sk-SK:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sl-SI:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sr-Latn-RS:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sv-SE:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/tr-TR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/uk-UA:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Windows:
System32

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Windows/System32:
Boot

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Windows/System32/Boot:
en-US winload.efi winload.exe winresume.efi winresume.exe

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Windows/System32/Boot/en-US:
winload.efi.mui winload.exe.mui winresume.efi.mui winresume.exe.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-CN:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-TW:
bootmgfw.efi.mui bootmgr.efi.mui memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Recovery:
BCD BCD.LOG BCD.LOG1 BCD.LOG2

'/boot/efi/System Volume Information':
IndexerVolumeGuid
[admin@admin-pc ~]$

From UEFI after the re-install it boots right to the bootloader with manjaro then it says Windows (sda2), but when I choose Windows it does the loop that it cant repair/boot. I tried to use the repair tool from windows by using the command prompt on diskpart etc.. and its listing the volume as RAW, however when im in Linux and looking at Gparted its showing it as ntfs? It has a Warning symbol with the following message:

Failed to read last sector (486254206): Invalid argument
HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet,
or it was not setup correctly (e.g. by not using mdadm --build ...),
or a wrong device is tried to be mounted,
or the partition table is corrupt (partition is smaller than NTFS),
or the NTFS boot sector is corrupt (NTFS size is not valid).
Failed to mount '/dev/sda4': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sda4' doesn't have a valid NTFS.
Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?

Unable to read the contents of this file system!
Because of this some operations may be unavailable.
The cause might be a missing software package.
The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfs-3g / ntfsprogs.

With what tool/system did you change partitions?
Gparted/Calamares/Manjaro or Windows?

This sector seems to be in the middle of the Linux partition, not first/last.
If with Linux, have you rebooted before installation?
Normally gparted/Manjaro includes ntfs utilities, so the message says something else.

Please re[air your posts, making the terminal output proper format
How to write/edit a proper and easily readable Discourse forum post
Also post

efibootmgr -v

You might try setting next boot to UEFI-Windows with efibootmgr.
Check

efibootmgr --help

At manjaro terminal,
sudo os-prober
sudo update-grub

Trying this now:

[admin@admin-pc ~]$ sudo os-prober
[sudo] password for admin:
/dev/sda2@/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi:Windows Boot Manager:Windows:efi
[admin@admin-pc ~]$ sudo update-grub
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found theme: /usr/share/grub/themes/manjaro/theme.txt
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.19-x86_64
Found initrd image: /boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64.img
Found initrd fallback image: /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64-fallback.img
Found Windows Boot Manager on /dev/sda2@/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+/memtest.bin
done
[admin@admin-pc ~]$

EDIT: same as before. Instantly goes to 'preparing to repair windows' and does the spinny dot wheel thing and finally boots to the recovery tool on Windows. ;/

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