I had a dual boot with win 7, Ubuntu, and Linux mint. I deleted the two partitions for Linux and Ubuntu and extended the windows partition back into the unallocated space. When I restart my computer , I get an error that reads

"loading operating system.. GRUB loading. Error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... Grub rescue>"

And I'm not sure how to get windows to boot back normally from here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

asked 16 Jul '12, 21:22

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The MBR (Master Boot Record) is a separate little bit on Hard Disk.

You need to "Repair the MBR"

Look here: "Windows 7 - MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record" - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20864-mbr-restore-windows-7-master-boot-record.html


answered 17 Jul '12, 06:14

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If you have a Windows Boot Disk even WXP then booting into it enter the rescue/repair mode.

Next select which version Windows

Enter any password or just press enter.

at the C: Type Fixboot C: type Y.

At the C: type Fixmbr C: type Y.

Option 2 use SuperGrub2 CD or Recuva disk and rebuild Grub.


answered 16 May '13, 04:51

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for grub2:

set root=(hd0,1)
chainloader +1

answered 16 May '13, 09:19

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edited 16 May '13, 09:21

The MBR contains 2 things of interest here: a data structure describing the partition layout, and the 1st-stage booter code. When you rig a system with GRUB that 1st-stage booter code gets overwritten with GRUB's 1st-stage. On a "dual boot" system that 1st-stage code is rigged to blindly assume it can find its subsequent stages elsewhere in the disk, typically in one of the Linux partitions. By deleting the Linux partitions you pulled the rug out from under GRUB's 1st-stage which is still present in the MBR (as is the intact partition layout info) so, as mentioned already, replacing that GRUB code in the MBR with the Windows booter is what's wanted, and that's accomplished with a Windows "Fix MBR" maneuver, an exercise left to the reader...


answered 20 Jun '13, 08:02

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edited 20 Jun '13, 08:04

Hi, If you have window 7 boot table dvd then insert into your dvd rom & reboot your system. do the installation until Install Now Window will appear. then cancel the installation , remove disk & reboot the system. your grub will recover.


answered 14 Aug '14, 03:12

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