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Old 05-24-2012, 06:24 AM   #1
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recieving "error: no such partition." on bootup

I had Fedora 16 on my computer dual booted with windows 7. I only used fedora for school, so I decided I would remove it for the summer because choosing the correct OS to load on start up was starting to annoy me. I decided to just format the partition with the fedora OS on it and add the unused space from it to my original windows 7 partition. Now, whenever I start my computer, it gives me the following:

GRUB loading.
Welcome to GRUB!

error: no such partition.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue> _

I have no idea what to do. I've been reading threads all around, but no one else seems to be having my problem. Thanks to anyone who can help me!!
Old 05-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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It looks like you need to re install the windows boot loader.
There is probably a windows tool to do this. Probably on the windows install disk.

You may be able to boot the windows partition directly via the grub console. This link has info on how to do this.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Based on your post, it would appear that you were using the Fedora Grub bootloader to boot both systems. When you removed the Fedora partition, you also removed almost all the Grub boot files needed to boot. So you will need to reinstall the windows bootloader to the mbr as suggested above and will probably need an installation CD/DVD. If you don't have one, you should be able to find a boot repair CD by doing an online searach.
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Okay, so now I've tried reinstalling the bootloader, and my system seems to be starting up into windows 7 fine. However, right after the second screen with the Microsoft flag on it disappears, I get a blue screen with the following error codes:

0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA800D93C6F0, 0xFFFFFA800D93C9D0, 0xFFFFF800035E5510)

When I run the Startup Repair from the install disc, it says Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.

Under the Diagnosis and repair details, there is this info.

Root cause found:
Unknown Bugcheck: Bugcheck f4. Parameters = (same as above on blue screen in parenthesis).

Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken = 751472 ms

That was the only test that wasn't successful.
I don't know if any of this info is useful, or if I'm even in the right forum anymore, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Last edited by frostationdevice; 05-24-2012 at 04:23 PM. Reason: new info
Old 05-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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a VERY common issue when dealing with Microsoft
the windows dvd ONLY recognizes MICROSOFT owned and patented formats
it can not read the opensource ext4 format that fedora 16 used on the MBR

burn a copy of Gparted live cd and reformat all the NON Microsoft formatted partitions to Microsoft's PATENTED AND OWNED NTFS format

however it might be easier to wipe the whole drive and reinstall windows
working with windows it is recommended to reinstall EVERY spring ( spring cleaning ) the windows registry gets to be a very big mess

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