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Old 02-27-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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Grub Rescue Error


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:

prefix=(hd0,msdos6)/boot/grub
root=hd0

any help is appreciated,

thank you.

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Old 02-27-2012, 03:32 AM   #2
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And just how did you "uninstall Ubuntu" ?. Give as much info as possible.
What makes you think it "wiped out the MBR" ?. It looks to me like grub2 is still in the MBR.

Do you still have the Ubuntu CD, or a Win7 recovery CD/DVD ?.
 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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Is this a laptop?
You maybe able to use system recovery at bios spalsh.
 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:54 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:05 PM   #6
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The newer laptops have pxeboot if you have another computer then you can boot from it.
 
Old 02-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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cool, I do. how would I do that?
 
Old 02-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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Have you checked the bios to see if pxe-boot is available?
 
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:05 PM   #9
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it is, I just hit F12
 
Old 02-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #10
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I myself am not experienced in it but am setting up 1 of my machines to be a pxe-boot server.
So if no one has posted on how to do it I will post back the results & if successful howto do it.
 
Old 02-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #11
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oh okay, thanks good luck, I might as well look into it myself
 
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