How to fix insta-crash on dual booting Windows 8 from separate drive

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http://askubuntu.com – I've had Ubuntu as the sole OS on my desktop for a couple years. Updated it to Precise soon after it came out. Today I decided to try dual booting to Windows 8. I bought a new, separate hard drive (SATA) to install Windows on. My Ubuntu installation is on my older PATA disk. I disconnected the Ubuntu drive completely when installing Windows. It seemed to go OK. I've now re-attached the disk with Ubuntu on it. I was able to boot to Ubuntu, run update-grub, and see that it recognized Windows 8. I now have a Windows 8 option in grub on startup. However, when I select that option I get a (HowTos)