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Windows 7: Startup error, solutions do not work :(

26 Jun 2011   #1
Trixrabbit

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Startup error, solutions do not work :(

Hi, I was windows 7 32 bit and I decided to install Ubuntu to check it out. After a week I got tired of it so I tried to uninstal it by formating my U: disk in disk management (partition from my harddrive, windows is on C: ) after I did that I rebooted and got "no such partition error, grub rescue " so I look it up on google and tried to fix it with my usb boot device that countains ubuntu. Sadly it didn't work..so I formatted my usb stick, searched again and I downloaded windows 7 recovery 32 bit iso and put it on the usb stick..I booted the startup repair but I get an error saying windows cant automaticly repair my startup so I don't know what to do now and I need your help.

Ps: I have an image on my external harddrive that I couldnt load and I tried to recover my computer. Also when the usb stick is not plugged in I get this when I boot :
L 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01...which I think is a linux error.(I
don't get the partition and grub rescue thing anymore) I just want to boot my windows grrrr, dual boot was working fine before I had to choose between ubuntu and windows.

Thank you (written from smart phone, can have access to another computer to fix this)


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26 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

boot with a windows cd, and try running the
fdisk /MBR

command.
Grub still has control of the master boot record or you wouldn't be getting linux related messages.
Once windows has replaced the mbr again startup repair may be able to do it's thing.
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27 Jun 2011   #3
Trixrabbit

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I don't have the windows cd, my dad has them. I only have this recovery program on usb...I will try to get the cds in a shop. I wouldn't mind losing everything because all my files are backed up so if there is a way I can format my whole computer and start over with windows installation I'd like to know how.
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27 Jun 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Reformatting will be a lot easier than anything else at this point it would seem.
Here's a well done tutorial on setting up windows 7 cleanly
Clean Install Windows 7
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27 Jun 2011   #5
Trixrabbit

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

How do I reformate before I do the clean installation since I only have acces to bios...with the recovery program on usb I can also use cmd prompt.
Thank you
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27 Jun 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

am I to understand this computer has no cd/dvd drive?
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27 Jun 2011   #7
Trixrabbit

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I have a cd drive, not dvd. But the windows cds are at my dad's house, we bought a family package of 3 liscences.
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27 Jun 2011   #8
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Now might be a good time to just have him mail you one of the discs....
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28 Jun 2011   #9
Trixrabbit

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Update on my case : I went to get the cds, and couldn't repair it so I reformatted everything and reinstalled windows 7. Thank you for you help
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