I recently Uninstalled my Ubuntu 9.10 partition from my 500gb IDE hard drive, and thought nothing of formatting the partition and setting it up as a new windows drive.
But, out of my own forgetfulness, i forgot that in rder to dual boot windows 7 with ubuntu, you Have to install the GRUB boot loader to be able to boot into both at will. this process wipes the original windows bootloader, and simply replaces it. Well, once I rebooted my pc, GRUB attempted to find a linux partition that was not there, and gave me this: "Error:unknown filesystem. Grub rescue>"
After some online digging, I found several articles that told me to use the "repair" feature on the windows 7 install disc. I did this, and the Disc was unable to find my windows 7 installation, although when i used the x:/ command prompt, i was able to easily see the C: drive,and the windows system. When i used the "repair startup" command, it ran through and told me that it was unable to fix the error, and that the root was that the Bootloader was missing or corrupt.
I think this is an error caused by what i think to be the real root dilemma, when my hard drive is physically set as the first boot device, the CD-rom drive is undetected by the BIOS, and vis versa, although when the CD-rom is set as the first, im able to boot into the windows 7 install CD. Im not sure if this is due to my BIOS being outdated, or what could cause this-but i believe its causing the cd to not see the drive as a boot device, or a win-7 installation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have scoured these forums, and worked for hours on my own to no avail.
all suggestions are appreciated.
Thank you for reading this small book i seem to have typed.