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20 Jun 2011  

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Access Recovery Console without install disk

Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Had a dual boot Win 7/Ubuntu 10.10. Got rid of ubuntu by deleting the partition it was on and extended the Win 7 volume. All of this done in Disk Management. At the end Disk Management showed that space now part of C drive. I restarted to check that the grub bootloader was no longer running startups and I get the Windows 7 startup screen and then the message "Windows configuring... Do not shut down computer". After running approximately 3 minutes appears a black screen with the following: error: no such partition. grub rescue > blinking cursor. I restart and get the error message immediately. Now for the bad part!
I purchased the computer (ASUS UL30-A) with Win 7 OEM and there is no install disk because the computer has no DVD/CD drive. To fix the MBR I need to access the recovery console, but have absolutely no way to get to the RC that I know of. If anyone has suggestions I would really appreciate it.
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