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removed Ubuntu ...now can't get into recovery partition

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by techntraining, Sep 14, 2012.

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  1. techntraining

    techntraining Thread Starter

    Oct 25, 2007
    first of all been awhile since I last posted here.
    I recently tried to remove ubuntu from my computer and got the grub rescue screen.
    tried redoing the computer from recovery partition this didn't work
    tried reinstalling Ubuntu didn't work still grub rescue
    changed some settings and now i get grub to come up
    has the options for ubuntu and the windows recovery environment
    when trying to go to windows recovery grub just restarts
    I searched and found many kind of like issues but most were solved with a windows 7 disk. I found disk that I had from a college upgrade program, and nothing worked for me.
    from the repair computer option selecting console i tried:
    as well as the steps in this article:
    called sony about the issue all they said they could do is send out the disk for $55 plus tax and shipping.
    any help would be appreciated and thanks in advanced.
  2. captainron276


    Sep 11, 2010
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    Someone from here helped me out a year or so ago with similar problem. Here is what he sent me to do and it worked:)

    "Restore MBR

    As we noted, GRUB is gone and so is the ability to boot into Windows. You would now need to boot from the Windows CD/DVD to restore the Master Boot Record. You can also use other Live CDs like one of my absolute favorites and highly recommended HBCD just in case you don’t have Windows installation media handy. Here are the steps:

    Boot from Windows CD/DVD and choose “Repair” when it shows up.

    Choose command prompt on the resulting screen and run the following two commands:
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    XP users need to run the recovery console from Windows XP CD and then type fixmbr when at the command prompt."
  3. techntraining

    techntraining Thread Starter

    Oct 25, 2007
    thanks for the speedy reply
    tried both of those commands
    bootrec /fixmbr completed successfully
    bootrec /fixboot error:
    'the volume does not contain a recognized file system.
    Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted'
    anything else anyone can think to try?
    Thanks again in advance.
  4. johnebadbak


    Feb 28, 2002
    more than likely ubuntu has deleted the recovery partition during the install process.
    get a download of mini tool partition wizard.
    get the cd version bottom of the page.burn to disc.
    boot off the cd and check the partition table..
    this tool will set up partitions for your system if any missing
    a reinstall of windows will be needed,
    if you had used the win7 back up and restore make a system image and a rescue disk would have saved a lot of work..
  5. techntraining

    techntraining Thread Starter

    Oct 25, 2007
    okay since I ran the bootrec /fixmbr the grub loader is gone, now it comes up with the message 'Missing operating system'. so other then the bootrec /fixboot is there another way to get the windows bootloader running. I once had hbcd but have since lost it, so maybe if someone could point me in the right direction for that I could attempt from that cd.
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