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    Can't boot into Windows after my dad removed Ubuntu

    I gave him my old laptop which had Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with Windows 7. He went to Windows recovery and chose whole hard drive, now when he boots he gets this error:

    error no such partition grub rescue

    I am guessing it's because it was going to the ubuntu bootloader, but how do I fix this so he can access Windows again?

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    Re: Can't boot into Windows after my dad removed Ubuntu

    get a windows 7 CD and repair bootloader
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    Re: Can't boot into Windows after my dad removed Ubuntu

    I don't have a CD, it was just the one that came with the laptop.

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    Re: Can't boot into Windows after my dad removed Ubuntu

    Get a Disk from a friend if not then download Easy BCD or similar (it has option to repair MBR) http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

    or partition wizard http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html
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    Re: Can't boot into Windows after my dad removed Ubuntu

    Take a look at this, Restore the Windows bootloader to MBR after dual-booting with Linux. I think it's exactly waht you need.
    Please mark your thread as solved if you get a satisfactory response.

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    Re: Can't boot into Windows after my dad removed Ubuntu

    Go to the partition Wizard site mentioned in the previous link, download the Boot CD (to a Windows PC), and burn the CD.

    When you boot from that CD, it will have the option to Repair the MBR -- choose that, and it will replace the Linux MBR with a Windows MBR.

    After that, you should be able to boot into Win7 OK.
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    Re: Can't boot into Windows after my dad removed Ubuntu

    @sogeking99, nothing that much to add to the excellent suggestions you have received already, except to say there's a community documentation page specifically about this here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ta/7Bootloader

    You'll see that you can use an Ubuntu live CD to do the job so long as the Windows partition boot sector is healthy.

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