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Old 05-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
kormath
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removed ubuntu, can't get windows to load now


Hey everyone. I installed Ubuntu 10 over the weekend at the request of a friend. Unfortunately it doesn't work for everything that i use my system for daily. So i called my friend and asked him how to remove it. He told me to boot to the cd and delete the partitions and then use the windows cd to fix the master boot record. Piece of cake, until I deleted the partitions and remembered Windows 7 doesn't have a recovery console to repair the boot record....

So now I'm stuck with my computer booting up and showing a grub rescue> prompt and nothing else. I called my friend and all he said was way to go, you're screwed now.

Is there a way to fix this without losing everything in my windows installation?
 
Old 05-09-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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So I don't have Windows 7, and can't vouch for the accuracy of the information, but try to google this:

fix windows boot record in windows 7

Try the first link from MS.

Good luck.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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removed ubuntu, can't get windows to load now

Hi, I did a quick google search on "how to fix windows 7 boot record" and came up with this URL. It looks easy enough. There are many URL's of help available on this search string.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4836283_repair-mbr-windows.html

Regards, Arnie Nelson
 
Old 05-09-2010, 10:25 PM   #4
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First thing perhaps: type help at the grub rescue prompt.

http://grub.enbug.org/Manual#head-d7...ce08744adcc0eb

Incidentally if you are new do not do anything precipitate.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 11:00 AM   #5
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this might help

http://tuxthink.blogspot.com/2010/04...all-linux.html
 
Old 05-10-2010, 03:35 PM   #6
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Hi, I did a quick google search on "how to fix windows 7 boot record" and came up with this URL. It looks easy enough. There are many URL's of help available on this search string.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4836283_repair-mbr-windows.html

Regards, Arnie Nelson
That worked. I didn't even think to repair the MBR for windows. I was stuck looking for fixes for the grub rescue prompt. Thanks for the help guys.
 
  


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