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Problems with Ubuntu and Windows MBR


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#1 HackedBotato

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 05:59 PM

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to Windows, though, GRUB GNU would select it but return to the menu shortly after, so I uninstalled Ubuntu (via "Try Ubuntu" from USB) with OS-Remover. Now, when I try to boot from HDD, it gives me "error: unknown filesystem" and is stuck in grub restore mode. I have tried the following:

-Used Boot Repair from Ubuntu (USB)

-Inserted an installation USB and tried bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot, says successful yet only made the USB unbootable and had to reformat and burn, still brings to grub rescue

-Tried burning eBCD (wouldn't boot)

-Doing "cd boot" from CMD via installation USB gives me an error saying the path doesn't exist

-Tried a multitude of other tutorials

Can someone help me completely remove GRUB and restore MBR? Help would be much appreciated. Thanks!


Edited by hamluis, 18 April 2015 - 08:23 AM.
Moved from Linux to Win 7 - Hamluis.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:13 AM

Hi HackedBotato,

As you have uninstalled Ubuntu and are now trying to restore the MBR to enable you to boot into Windows, I'll ask a moderator to move your thread to the Windows 7 forum, so that Windows users who might be able to advise will be more likely to see it.

Edited by Al1000, 18 April 2015 - 03:14 AM.


#3 HackedBotato

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:24 PM

Hi HackedBotato,

As you have uninstalled Ubuntu and are now trying to restore the MBR to enable you to boot into Windows, I'll ask a moderator to move your thread to the Windows 7 forum, so that Windows users who might be able to advise will be more likely to see it.

Thanks!



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:33 PM

You're welcome.

If you decide to install Ubuntu again, please start a new thread in the Linux forum and we'll be more than happy to advise. :)

Edited by Al1000, 18 April 2015 - 01:34 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:50 PM

Just how are you planning on installing Windows 7?  Do you have an install DVD?

 

Worth a look:  http://windowsforum.com/threads/how-to-remove-grub-loader-and-get-windows-7-boot-loader-back-uninstalling-linux.34709/ .

 

Louis


Edited by hamluis, 18 April 2015 - 01:56 PM.





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