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Old 04-22-2011, 04:11 AM   #1
Madhava
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Grub resuce problems


Hi, I was wondering if you can help me.

I installed win 7 and Linux Mint, however I've now decided to uninstall both and start with a fresh hdd. Anyway formatting went fine and started installing win 7 however there was a reading error from cd and canceled. Now ever time I try and start my pc it comes up with error: unknown filesystem and the grub rescue prompt. Now I don't know what to do as i can't seem to get around this and back to win 7 installer.
 
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That means Windows has gobbled up your MBR (master boot record) structure which is meant for holding the partition table of your harddisk. You need to recreate the partitions, try GParted: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

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