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pranish
July 18th, 2013, 03:45 PM
I have dual boot ubuntu and windows. When i started my machine, it started with grub rescue > command. I researched but couldn't solve the problem. So i tried to act as installing fresh windows 7 and deleted the ubuntu hard drive. But this also didn't solve the problem. now i have a screen saying grub rescue > without ubuntu installed in my laptop. So how to recover?? Remember, i had deleted the ubuntu setup files installed in my laptop

oldfred
July 18th, 2013, 08:56 PM
The grub boot loader in the MBR is just a small part of boot code and needs the rest of grub in the Ubuntu partition to boot.
You can restore a Windows boot loader with your Windows repairCD or flash drive.

How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreUbuntu/XP/Vista/7Bootloader

Also you can install a Windows type boot loader with this to boot Windows.

Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
LighterWeight (Lubuntu based) Boot-RepairCD
http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/
Full Ubuntu 13.04 liveDVD or USB Install with Boot-Repair included (for newer computers)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxSecureRemix