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GRUB is trying to be the bootloader

post #1 of 15
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But I've uninstalled Ubuntu from my system. So it shouldn't even be alive right now. What the hell?
I'm on a live USB stick right now. How do I fix the bootloader? I don't have the Windows 7 disc with me.
Also, my mouse isn't working for this live USB stick. ***. I'm angry.
Halp?
post #2 of 15
Boot into your recovery partition (differs from Mobo to mobo) and click:

"Repair your computer"
Click Windows 7
In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt
Once in the command prompt, type Bootrec.exe /FixMbr and then press Enter. You should see "operation completed successfully."

That should be it. Reboot and GRUB is overwritten.

There are a lot of ways to boot into a recovery partition (F8, Alt+F8, F10, Alt+F10, etc etc), Google will be your friend for finding out yours.
post #3 of 15
As a temp measure you could reinstall Ubuntu side by side with the existing windows partition that would at least give you access to it once done. (Or fix the boot from the install disc but I'm not sure if it would pick up the windows that way, I suppose it should.)
    
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Make sure u switch SATA device type to IDE so windows 7 can find the OS partition. It happened to me and I couldn't never figure out why. Switched back to IDE mode and BAM!! windows 7 popped right up.
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1) Boot with Ubuntu Live CD or Linux Mint Live CD

2) On the terminal:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install ms-sys
then

Code:
$ sudo ms-sys --mbr /dev/hdX
3) Reboot.
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If ms-sys doesn't work you could try:

sudo apt-get install lilo

then

sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
    
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post #7 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimi View Post
1) Boot with Ubuntu Live CD or Linux Mint Live CD

2) On the terminal:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install ms-sys
then

Code:
$ sudo ms-sys --mbr /dev/hdX
3) Reboot.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunriselad View Post
If ms-sys doesn't work you could try:

sudo apt-get install lilo

then

sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
I'll try those when I get home. In about... 5-9 hours. :/
It might be closer to 9 hours, sadly. School sucks. Taking up all my free time. It doesn't help that I just got a new phone that is a replacement phone since I've had so many replacement phones for the one model, so they sent me another. Guess what? This one is faulty. so I have to go to the Sprint store, which has been very busy lately. Then I have to wait 1-2 hours for them to diagnose it and possibly fix it. UGH.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunriselad View Post
If ms-sys doesn't work you could try:

sudo apt-get install lilo

then

sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
This worked. Thank you so much.

I'm going to wait for Linux to be less of a hassle. So far, my every experience with it has been pure frustration.
post #9 of 15
Why not insert windows disc, go to recovery, and then run fixmbr?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Why not insert windows disc, go to recovery, and then run fixmbr?
From OP:
"I don't have the Windows 7 disc with me"
    
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