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Stuck in GRUB Rescue with limited commands.


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#1 flickdog93

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:40 AM

I accidentally deleted the wrong partition as I cleared my hdd so it's now completely reformatted with windows 7 installed on it. However this was all done when the hdd was plugged into a different computer. Whenever I put the drive back into its original laptop it loads up grub rescue instead of MBR with limited commands and I'm not really sure how to switch it to MBR. I can't press F12, F10, delete, or insert at startup to go into any sort of boot menu. I can just mess with GRUB. It shows the onboard hdd with windows on it and my usb windows 7 install drive. I don't know how to access the drive to run it to use the cmd line to fix the MBR so I really need someone's help.

 

When I run the ls (L not I) command I see (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (hd1,msdos1). hd0 is the onboard hdd, and hd1 is the recovery usb.

 

This is on an ASUS K52F laptop.



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:44 AM

 

If you have been dual booting with Linux, then you probably know one of the Linux boot managers like Grub or LILO has been installed in the MBR of your hard drive. What can you do when you no longer want Linux on that hard drive? This tutorial will show you how to use your 7 DVD and BOOTSECT.EXE to restore the "bootsector code" of the MBR and allow you to begin booting to Windows 7 again.

 

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20864-mbr-restore-windows-7-master-boot-record.html

 

Try that.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

I have tried that. It won't let me boot from my usb that has windows 7 on it + I don't have a windows 7 home premium install disc. So all I can think of is to take out the hdd again. put it in my desktop to install ubuntu on it and then try it again back in the laptop. I can access the files when I plug it into the desktop, and I even tried doing bootsect through the desktop, but it doesn't do anything unless I do it through the laptop.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:01 PM

try this download boot repair disk

http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/

 

burn to cd or usb stick and boot it up should repair (follow instructions)


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:47 AM

I'll try this. I've been busy so this has taken the back burner.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:52 AM

oh and select the option that says most common repairs. i have to use all time even with linux. and i install win7 along side linux and had to use. good luck


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