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Old 05-19-2010, 04:02 AM   #1
iPunchEm
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Unknown filesystem Grub rescue


Okay i installed Ubuntu and then i cleared my partition. Now, I installed windows vista on \partition1\harddisk1 which i dont know where it is on my computer. So now i have no ubuntu and i installed windows vista with my recovery disc after i changed the file system type of the partition to FAT32. Now when i try to boot it says error:unknown filesystem and goes into grub rescue>.
How can i boot windows?
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I tried fixing the MBR already but nothing happens

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Old 05-19-2010, 05:32 AM   #2
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probably you have messed up your grub.If you have live cd,you can recover that using this link-
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...tallingWindows
 
Old 05-19-2010, 05:34 AM   #3
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Hi

Firstly, you really need to read up on how to post smartly in this forum.

Secondly,

Quote:
EDIT: reply asap please.. Urgent!!
The above will not help you get a response quicker - this will most likely result in members not wanting to help you.

I can barely understand what you're trying to say; and the sequence of events that has led to your problem.

From the bits of information you've provided; from what I can understand; you've destroyed your Linux installation and overwritten it with Windows Vista. It seems though that you have a separate /boot partition with GRUB thus allowing you to boot into Ubuntu - the fact that you have no Ubuntu installed; is why you get the "Filesystem not Found" error.

If you want to boot Windows; my advice is you insert the Windows Vista disk; and do a clean install and wipe everything on your drive.

Until you provide more information I can't help you any further.

Cheers,
Yas
 
Old 05-19-2010, 05:34 AM   #4
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you can download bootinfoscript from here to find out what-lies-where on your disk-
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
 
Old 05-21-2010, 05:45 AM   #5
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Hi

Firstly, you really need to read up on how to post smartly in this forum.

Secondly,



The above will not help you get a response quicker - this will most likely result in members not wanting to help you.

I can barely understand what you're trying to say; and the sequence of events that has led to your problem.

From the bits of information you've provided; from what I can understand; you've destroyed your Linux installation and overwritten it with Windows Vista. It seems though that you have a separate /boot partition with GRUB thus allowing you to boot into Ubuntu - the fact that you have no Ubuntu installed; is why you get the "Filesystem not Found" error.

If you want to boot Windows; my advice is you insert the Windows Vista disk; and do a clean install and wipe everything on your drive.

Until you provide more information I can't help you any further.

Cheers,
Yas
Okay i'm sorry. Thanks for replying. First, I have been using windows vista with no problems whatsoever. Then, my hands got itchy and i downloaded the Ubuntu 10.04 live cd and installed it. At that time, i didn't know what a partition was so i just selected format current partition. Now, i have formatted my partition, and made it to ntfs file system with Gparted. And i have installed windows vista with my recovery cd. However, it installs on Harddrive1/partition1/ which i do not know if it is my C or D drive. I dont have the installation disc so i cant clear everything. After that, when i tried to boot up vista. It shows Error:Unknown disk and goes to grub rescue. However, i know my vista is still there. So i downloaded a xp mini recovery disc and did the mbr fix like some other people have done. However now when i try to boot up it goes to Verifying DMI Pool data.... Success! And stops there. Before i fixed mbr it goes to Updating Pool data... Success! and then goes to unknown disk problem. What can i do?

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Old 05-21-2010, 06:31 AM   #6
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That's all a bit of a mess - it would pay you to rush slowly into things in future. Changing lots of things one after another just makes things worse.
As you can see.

As per this microsoft article, Vista has a different boot sequence to its predecessors. Try getting the super grub disk, and boot the Vista system you restored to your hard disk.
From there, try the commands in that link.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 02:37 AM   #7
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Did a bit of searching, and syg00's post is the best you can do.

If you're open to it; you could do a clean install of either Ubuntu Lucid or Fedora 13 (due for release tomorrow) - Windows Vista is crappy anyway
 
  


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