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Old 07-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
uchenna okeke
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uninstalling ubuntu 14.04


I wanted to uninstall ubuntu from my dell laptop on which i have windows 8 running alongside, so i deleted the partition n expanded my drive c and when i restarted the laptop i got this error message:
error: no such partition.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>
I also tried booting frm my usb device and it gave this error message:
An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drive that don't contain an operating system.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
And the message keeps repeating the same thing
Pls how do i go about this

Last edited by uchenna okeke; 07-20-2014 at 03:48 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 04:54 PM   #2
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If you had both installed using mbr, then you appear to have the Ubuntu Grub bootloader installed there pointing to the Ubuntu partition which is where almost all the boot files/code needed to boot resides. You should have installed the windows code to the mbr. You will probably need a windows installation disk to repair though a Recovery CD may do it.

If you were using efi for windows 8 and Ubuntu, it's a different setup but you haven't indicated which you are using.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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reinstall the Microsoft bootloader
the one you overwrote with grub

use the windows rescue dvd you made the VERY first time you turned on the computer
( you were instructed to MAKE a rescue dvd )

or
get one from microsoft
 
Old 07-20-2014, 11:13 PM   #4
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I too would be interested to know if your system is mbr or uefi.
 
  


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