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Windows 7: Removing Ubuntu partition from Netbook, Windows 7 doesn't boot.

20 Jan 2013   #1
zeroG89

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Removing Ubuntu partition from Netbook, Windows 7 doesn't boot.

Hello,
i have a Packard Bell Dot S2 Netbook. When i bought it, i made 2 partitions for Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Then I wanted to remove Ubuntu, so i deleted his partition. Now, when i restart, i read only "Grub rescue >".
I read in this forum that i should reinstall Windows 7 using the CD, but my netbook can't read CDs!
I can use another pc with Windows 7....can i use it to fix the problem?
Thanks


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20 Jan 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You can create a w7 installer on a USB flash drive and reinstall with that. For how see here: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Download the iso file for your w7 version from here, Dell Community Sometime the iso will not work the first time and requires a re-download.

Here is a tutorial with all the above info. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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20 Jan 2013   #3
zeroG89

windows 7 starter 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for your fast reply!!
When i reinstall Windows, do i need the serial number under my netbook?
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20 Jan 2013   #4
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

If you mean the product key that is provided on the sticker on you netbook, then the answer is yes. You will need that to activate windows once it is installed. Here is a link to a great tutorial on how to do a clean reinstall.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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20 Jan 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Oh-oh, I just noticed you have w7 Starter, there's no iso file for that.
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20 Jan 2013   #6
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Oh-oh, I just noticed you have w7 Starter, there's no iso file for that.
Hi Gary. It seems like somewhere on this forum I have read that you can download an iso file and then remove the restrictions with an app, so the disk can be used to install Windows 7 Starter Edition. I just can't remember where I saw it.
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20 Jan 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Oh-oh, I just noticed you have w7 Starter, there's no iso file for that.
Hi Gary. It seems like somewhere on this forum I have read that you can download an iso file and then remove the restrictions with an app, so the disk can be used to install Windows 7 Starter Edition. I just can't remember where I saw it.
Yes there is, I didn't think it had Starter included, but ti does. Thanks for causing me to look.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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20 Jan 2013   #8
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

what should i do to recover my disk

Found the thread. Read post 3 by gregrocker.
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20 Jan 2013   #9
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Oops! I see you beat me to the draw, as usual.
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20 Jan 2013   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
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