I want to thank the people who have welcomed me to these forums and are already looking to help me out. It's a nice feeling, I appreciate it.
Here's the deal. Been running my vista for 3 years on a 1tb drive split in half with the first being the boot partition and software and the second is simply years of files in storage and 60gb of mp3's, soo it's imperative that i do not cripple the vista drive. So I put PClosFM on a second hdd 300mb serving the PclosFM only. Originally it wouldn't install because of the need for more than 10mb for "/". I got over that problem after a couple days of reading all I could. I of course i did it that way to preserve the vista from a rookie mistake installing Linux so i unhooked the 1tb drive and installed linux to the 300mb drive. In grub i gave it a windows menu entry, rebooted tried to start vista and got this;
filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 chainloader +1
Error 13: invalid or unsupported executable format"
In prior linux installs i was able to put them both on seperate drives and when both drives were hooked up Grub found the other drive and added it to the menu. this time it didn't do that and it's been bugging me ever since. I have been able to access the ntfs files with no problem in PcLos. I just am too new to figure out what i'm missing.
My thoughts on it: I know windows wants to be the 1st hdd at this point i'm not sure what to do about that. I'm terrified to lose my data on the M$ side. It must be something I need to do something with grub to see the M$ drive. My system specs are listed in my sig line and I believe i have provided enough info on this. If not please let me know and I'll answer anything needed.