Boy, where do I start.
I had a duel boot linux and win 7 laptop and wanted to get rid of the duel boot and linux partition.
So before I muck this up my hard drive had 4 partitions, the first one was some win instillation file partition (1.7 gigs), the second was the win 7 OS (120 gigs), the third was the linux OS (25 gigs) and the forth was the linux swap partition.
Using a partition manager in windows, I deleted the 3rd. and 4th. partitions and resized the 2nd. partition (windows 7 OS) to take up the now freed up space.
I now have 2 partitions, the first and second.
When I rebooted, I got an error "Grub not found".
Grub is the boot record that linux uses to enable duel booting of two different OS's.
I figured that Grub had replaced the original Windows 7 mbr when setting up the duel boot system. So I figured that if I just re-install the Windows 7 MBR that it would fix the problem.
Here in lies a bigger problem, I am currently located 300 miles north of the arctic circle and do not have an optical drive in my laptop but I do have the Windows 7 installation disk on a bootable thumb drive.
So when I boot off of the thumb drive and I go to repair the installation, it does its thing and says that the "boot manager is corrupted" - " click yes to repair the boot manager and restart" So I click yes and it reboots and noting, still no Windows 7 boot.
I have also applied a system restore back to a few days ago and it said "restore complete" but when I reboot still the same thing "GRUB partition not found".
I figure that what ever the BIOS is first looking at it must be the old GRUB MBR and the linux and Windows 7 partitions have changed so I does not see the now gone linux partition nor does it see the win 7 partition or something like that.
I some how need to tell the BIOS to read the Win 7 MBR and not the GRUB MBR (heck just delete the GRUB, that would be OK) and I need to point the Windows 7 MBR to Disk 0 partition 1 which is were my Windows 7 OS is.
I can see the Win 7 OS on partition 1 and with command line and disk part I can get to the disk 0 and partition 1 which I have made active and I have used the Windows 7 install disk to repair the MBR. I donít know what else to do.
I do have a different windows PC with me but I need the laptop running for my work too.
Any help would be great.