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Windows 7: Help! Installed Ubuntu, deleted the Ubuntu Partitions. No boot!


04 Jul 2010   #1

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Help! Installed Ubuntu, deleted the Ubuntu Partitions. No boot!

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Mini 110-1116NR, then deleted the partitions that had Ubuntu on them, not knowing that Ubuntu comes with GRUB2, and sets itself as the default boot for that system. Now that GRUB2 is not installed, since it was on my only HDD, it looks for the GRUB2 partition, which does not exist, so I get an error on a command script that shows as follows:

"GRUB -error:no such partition
"grub rescue>

I still have Ubuntu on a flash drive. And I have my sister's computer to use until I get mine fixed, so I need help. I downloaded the Windows 7 Recovery Disc, but I don't have a program that can write the ISO image file to a USB flash drive, so I need to know how to get the ISO on the USB Drive, or how to fix the boot for Windows 7. I'm willing to do anything. lol. I've already done a couple hours worth of 'Google-ing' for how to fix this error and have come empty-handed. Please help.

And if this information helps, I have a Volume (D:\) with the recovery files on my hard drive.


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04 Jul 2010   #2
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USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

First mark the Windows 7 partition Active from the Repair CD command line: Partition - Mark as Active

Then click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Windows 7 starts.

You may have to wipe the partition with GRUB first: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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04 Jul 2010   #3

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Thanks for the quick reply.
Going to try it right now, and I'll let you know if it works
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04 Jul 2010   #4

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I have the Windows 7 Recovery Disc ISO file, with all the sub-files. And I have the ISO extracted. When I used the WinToFlash, it tells me "Warning: Incorrect source of Windows files." It won't let me write the ISO to the USB drive.
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04 Jul 2010   #5

Windows Vista
 
 

Why as Ubuntu questions in a Windows forum? Don't yuou think you would get better help in an Ubuntu forum? That's like asking Ford how to fix a Chevy.
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04 Jul 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DwightStegall View Post
Why as Ubuntu questions in a Windows forum? Don't yuou think you would get better help in an Ubuntu forum? That's like asking Ford how to fix a Chevy.
The problem is that I can't get Windows 7 booted up. Not that I can't get Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu "broke" (still works, just can't get Windows 7 booted) my computer, so I went here to get help for Windows 7. I could care less about Ubuntu.


Windows RULES!!! lol
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04 Jul 2010   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scokeev9 View Post
I have the Windows 7 Recovery Disc ISO file, with all the sub-files. And I have the ISO extracted. When I used the WinToFlash, it tells me "Warning: Incorrect source of Windows files." It won't let me write the ISO to the USB drive.
Was helping a 15 y/o last year in Australia waiting for him to put Repair on stick with W2F. I ask him if he has ISO and he replied it wouldn't take it so he's extracting files. It worked for him.

You can try the other method linked, plus you can write ISO to stick using UltraISO trial version's Bootable tab>Write Disk Image. Worked for me.

If you have the 100mb System Reserved partition then it puts the Repair Console on Advanced Boot Tools list accessed by tapping F8 at startup.
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04 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

I tried extracting the files straight to a USB Flash drive also, but that didn't work out. Something was wrong with the boot config. lol.
I'm actually 15 also, but I know quite a bit.
Maybe I should try an older version of WinToFlash? If so, could you recommend a version?
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04 Jul 2010   #9
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Yeah, I just checked and W2F wants path to Files. So extract the files and provide path to their folder.

Using 0.6.0005 beta version from 4/24/2010: http://www.brothersoft.com/wintoflas...ad-306143.html

Edit: It accepts Windows 7 files but not Repair CD files. Anybody know what's wrong?
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04 Jul 2010   #10

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I tried that previously, and just retried, specifying the folder with the files extracted, and in the compressed ISO format. Keep getting the same error. Also, if I didn't mention the fact that I don't have the Windows 7 installation disc. All I have is a Windows 7 recovery disc ISO file, that is meant to be burned to a CD. I don't know where else to get the Windows 7 files that are needed for this program.
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