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Windows does not boot properly after deletion of ubuntu partition

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#1 MobiZaman


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 07:46 AM

I had a dual boot system on my dell laptop running Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I deleted the ubuntu partition and well, it has obviously caused some problems. Now when my laptop turns on, it soon shows a screen saying:


PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable


PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.


Now I have found an interim fix to the problem. I reboot the machine and press F12 which takes me to the Boot Options. 


Under UEFI Boot, it gives me 3 options:

1. HDD1-Ubuntu ------ Choosing this option opens a grub terminal

2. HDD2-Windows Boot Manager ------- Choosing this successfully boots windows 10

3. HDD3-ubuntu ------- Choosing this option also opens a grub terminal


(P.S. I don't know why it's showing 2 ubuntu partitions, I had only a single partition for ubuntu.)


Now I know I messed up by deleting the partition so I hope someone can help me tie up the lose ends such that I can successfully remove ubuntu and set windows on automatic boot in the system.


What do I do to solve this?

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#2 dmccoy


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:51 PM

The best thing would be to perform a new clean install and remove all the partitions if you do not need any files. If you do then we need to get the files backup first. Let me know how you want to proceed.

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