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I uninstalled Ubuntu, and noticed it wiped out the MBR. I figured I could fix this by booting into recovery mode, but the only thing that loads is "grub rescue"
does anyone know which commands I need to type to get windows 7 to boot? one problem is that I have no access to use or buy a USB flash drive or blank CDs / DVDs to use red hat or any other recovery software at the moment, so unfortunetely the only option I have is through the grub rescue command prompt.
when I type "ls" I get:
(hd0) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1)
when I type "set" I get:
any help is appreciated,
Last edited by michaeljstinsman; 02-27-2012 at 03:02 AM.
thanks for the reply. well, in true American fashion I hastily "uninstalled" it by going to disk management in win7, and deleting the the main & swap partitions, then extended the win7 partition to fill the void. I know the mbr record is gone because before I rebooted I went to msconfig and checked the BOOT.INI tab. there was nothing listed. I don't have the recovery CD it is built in to the operating system and inaccessable due to the mbr wipe. I don't have the ubuntu disk either, it is packed away in storage.
yes, it is a laptop (presario CQ56).. booting into system recovery at the bios splash was how I intended on fixing the problem to begin with, but since the boot.ini is missing, pressing F11 takes me right to the grub rescue. it does say loading system recovery when I press F11 on boot, but I think it relied on the boot record to tell it where the recovery partition was.
Last edited by michaeljstinsman; 02-27-2012 at 12:06 PM.