Today I installed Ubuntu onto a separate partition of my laptop's hard drive that I created. Everything seemed to work correctly, except now I can't access this partition whatsoever, meaning I'm stuck using Windows 7 every time I restart.
Another problem is that I originally had too many partitions, and had unallocated space that I wanted to turn into a media partition but couldn't. Because of that, I tried deleting the 2 GB swap drive I had made, which I also failed to do. This was all done with the disk manager that comes with windows. Any support for these issues will be appreciated. Feel free to ask for further clarification.
Here's a link to a screenshot I took of my partitions.