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Can not delete Ubuntu partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

Q: Can not delete Ubuntu partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

I insalled Ubuntu along side windows 7 , and then i removed it using the command prompt by typing the two commands ( i used windwos 7 DVD installtion disk)
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec fixmbr
and now when my computer starts it boots to windows 7...but when i try to delete the partition that contains the Ubuntu , it does not work, i use the disk management tools from windows, I've tried many times but every time i get the same message ...
is there any way to delete this partition from w7 or do i need to have third part software..

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A: Can not delete Ubuntu partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

and what is the message ???

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A long title indeed, but it pretty much sums it all up. I have installed Ubuntu first and then dual booted windows XP. I soon found out that the fact Ubuntu wasn't compatible with many programs (even through wine) I wanted only Windows XP on my pc.
I've searched many topics, but all described how to uninstall Ubuntu when Windows was the primary OS. In my case Ubuntu is the main OS and it dual boots with Windows and I want to rid myself of Ubuntu leaving only Windows.

What do I need to do to get the desired computer setup? Or is it irrelevant which OS was installed first and will a guide describing how to remove Ubuntu from windows work as well for my case.

Important addition: I could very well be the biggest computer-noob you've encountered thus far. So talk to me as though I am 4 year old

A:Uninstalling Ubuntu dual-booting Windows XP with Ubuntu installed first

shouldn't matter the install sequence if you want to only have Windows. Boot into Windows and then delete (from disk management) the linux partitions. This may leave your computer in a state where you can not boot into Windows. To fix this you'll have to boot off the XP install disk and boot to the recovery console, once there type 'fixmbr' without the '

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I installed Ubuntu on a older Toshiba laptop. When I boot up it asks me to select either Windows 7 or Ubuntu. I want to get rid of the Ubuntu disk partition and give that 2.9 GB space to my primary hard drive. I go into compmgmt.msc but I can't execute any commands on that disk partition. Any ideas?

A:delete dual boot Ubuntu partition and convert to primary hard drive c:

So you wanna get rid of ubuntu totally?
first tap F8 multiple times to enter recovery environment
select "command prompt"
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

-now the default MBR has been restored (don't know if ubuntu did change that)

list disk
sel disk 0 (or 1 or 2)
list part (note the number of ubuntu partition)
sel part X (if X is number of ubuntu partition. be very sure to select right partition!!!)
delete part

try to boot. post output of "disk management" afterwards

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After uninstalling Ubuntu a few days ago from my dualbooted pc, my computer doesn't boot properly. It loads the Toshiba logo, but before it actually boots into windows, it gets stuck on the grub bootloader screen. The screen says the following:

Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.


I have a windows 8.1 installation disk, but whenever I put it in, turn it off and turn it back on, it waits a minute, but then it just loads the grub bootloader. According to the internet, its supposed to ask me what language I want and then I can fix it, but what am I supposed to do in this situation?

A:Booting error after uninstalling ubuntu

You have to Fix the MBR, when you remove the Linux partitions. Fix MBR - Master Boot Record in Windows 8

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Removed Ubuntu earlier today, after doing so I'm having all sorts of issues.

After deleting the partition that Ubuntu was on, it would get stuck at GRUB, Ubuntus OS selector. I tried to run Ubuntu from a USB drive to fix this, but I could not get it to boot.

After reading around, the other way to fix this is to boot XP from a CD. I think this is where I messed things up.

I'm about an hour and a half away from my XP64 CD, so I used an XP32 CD that I had laying around to run the repair console(Windows is Windows right?). I run the repair command in the recovery console, then use the commands 'fixboot' a and 'fixmbr'.

Ok, awesome, it boots into XP64. Then freezes at the welcome screen. Hmm.

Try again, boots, gets passed the welcome screen, loads desktop, icons, etc. Freezes. It freezes randomly, sometimes I get to desktop and can poke around for a second or two, sometimes I get stuck at the welcome screen.

Ok. Not good. F8, safe mode. Works fine, doesn't freeze.

Step it up a bit, safe mode with networking. Loads, freezes after a short time.

So, to summarize: removed Ubuntu, deleted partitions, only XP partition left, doesn't boot, run recovery console repair w/ xp32 CD (i have xp64), cannot load xp normally or in safe mode w/ networking, regular safe mode works fine.

Any ideas other than driving to pickup my 64 CD?

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I want to install Windows but I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. Upon installation, I get "Windows 7 cannot be installed on this partition because the format is not NTFS,and is not enough space on the disk". There's two partitions Ubuntu is using (Disk 0 and 1). Both of them are full.

I need a step-by-step explanation (help) on how I should go about this. Can I just select to "delete" both the partitions through the installation process, and Windows will just create a new suitable one for itself? Or...is that not enough?

A:Uninstalling Ubuntu, Installing Windows 7

Deleting the partitions will completely remove Ubuntu from the HDD because you will be eliminating the partitions that contain data. Afterwards you can re-partition as you like or let Windows handle it.

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Acer Desktop PC Model: AM1610
sis ethernet adapter
webstar dpx 2000 series cable modem

After setting up a dual boot system successfully,
Vista connects to internet via ethernet, Ubuntu does not.

sis ethernet driver is updated to latest version

I can access the internet from Ubuntu however, after shutting down the pc, unplugging the power cord, removing the cmos battery and reinstalling. I reinsert the power cord and boot up as normal into Ubuntu, and have full access to internet.

Simply removing/reinserting ethernet cord, removing/reinserting pc or cable modem power cord, or resetting cable modem, does not work.

I am asking if there is a solution as to where I can log off Vista and restart pc into Ubuntu and have internet access automatically, bypassing all these steps I've explained?

After perusing multiple forums where people have described similar if not same issues, I've yet to find a solution to this.

I ran ipconfig in Vista and have the results. I ran ifconfig in Ubuntu 9.10 and have the results.

As these results may contain information that can present a vulnerability regarding system/ip identification, I have omitted them here.

If needed, I will respond via personal message with the contents.

Thank you in advance for your continued contributions in aiding the computer world "handicapped".

A:Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Ubu 9.10 has known issues

If you are using Ubuntu 9.10, it has known issues with the built-in Network Manager and DSL modems (and presumably Cable modems as well)..

Currently, there is no fix (short of going back to 8.10 or hoping it is fixed in Ubu10 due out in April (iirc). Sorry.

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i am new to this site and new to forums all together but i really need help

i have 2 hdd
one has xp pro sp2 on it
and the other is partitioned half way with linux Ubuntu on it

i want to uninstall GRUB and Ubuntu but i dont have a boot cd so i made one using this guide
in the guide it tells you to copy your i386 folder to w/e file they want you to put it in.
my question is... is it just a matter of uninstalling grub or do i have to reinstall a windows boot loader and if i do have to reinstall a windows boot loader is this boot cd going to do that for me.

i just really dont want to boot my pc and be throwing $180 out the window

i would really appreciate your help.


A:Problem uninstalling ubuntu dual boot

i'm pretty sure you can just insert your original windows disk and use the recovery console and then use the command "fixmbr." (without the quotes or full stop of course).

this will replace GRUB with the original windows bootloader and you should be able to boot into windows normally, without the choice of Ubuntu.

that said, this method doesnt remove or delete your Ubuntu partition or setup. it just leaves it there in a slightly inaccessible state, which is not a bad thing if you later decide you would like to reactivate it and have another crack. its also a good hiding spot for some of your 'sensitive stuff!'

if you're feeling brave and wanna start deleting unwanted partitions later (read my other posts!!), then you can do this from inside windows once you have it booting normally with windows MBR (master boot record).

try this site out, this guys pretty switched on..


but remember, when mucking about with partitions and stuff "there are two kinds of people in this world, those who backup, and those who've never lost a hard drive."

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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 Win7 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 Win7. 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.

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

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

First mark the WIn7 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 WIn7 starts.

You may have to wipe the partition with GRUB first: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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Okay, so I decided to buy cheap used laptop before I really checked it out. Trusted a freind...

It has Ubuntu operating system ... I bought a BRANDNEW Windows 7 disc from my college ($7.50 + tax for a student!!!)

I put in Win7 disc - tapped F12 - chose "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" for the desired boot device.

It says something like "press any key to...." - but whether or not I press any key, it goes from that screen straight into loading "Ubullpoop"... i mean Ubuntu....

Any help???????????!!!!!!!

A:Trouble UNinstalling Ubuntu and installing Windows Ult. 7 32bit

Quote: Originally Posted by greaterthings

Okay, so I decided to buy cheap used laptop before I really checked it out. Trusted a freind...

It has Ubuntu operating system ... I bought a BRANDNEW Windows 7 disc from my college ($7.50 + tax for a student!!!)

I put in Win7 disc - tapped F12 - chose "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" for the desired boot device.

It says something like "press any key to...." - but whether or not I press any key, it goes from that screen straight into loading "Ubullpoop"... i mean Ubuntu....

Any help???????????!!!!!!!

Welcome to the Windows forums greaterthings.

Are you sure that the brandnew windows 7 disk is bootable and not an upgrade disk?

Normally I touch the space bar when the boot from cd rom line comes up with a bootable cd/dvd in the rom drive.


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Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.

A:dual boot w/ Ubuntu, need to uninstall Ubuntu

Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov

Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.

Hello Konstantinov, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Baisically, you just need to delete the two Ubuntu partitions, then restore the bootmgr from Windows 7. Please look these over and post back any questions?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7


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I have an Acer Aspire 3680, and I noticed that my wifi is really bad on my Vista partition (I can barely move spots without disconnecting or slowing down) But my ubuntu partition wifi is perfect. I can move around freely and hardly ever disconnect. The Atheros drivers are installed correctly, I believe. So I don't know what the problem could be,.

A:Bad Wifi on Vista partition, but excellent on Ubuntu partition?

Do you have the latest wireless driver from Acer's web site?

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My Windows 8.1 crashed after I tried playing an offline copy of Half-Life 2 on Steam. Now my windows won't even load, or if it does, it won't do anything. I am currently not even able to boot it into safe mode from the login screen. I'm at my wit's end.
Here's the deal. I actually backed up all my data on my Windows partition on an external hard drive. My question is, if I press the little "Reset" button on the side of my conputer, will it affect my Ubuntu partition? My computer is a Lenovo Ideapad P500 Touch model.
Thanks for all the help!

A:Does reseting the Windows 8.1 partition affect my Ubuntu partition?

Hi fox Resetting your Windows 8 will affect your Ubuntu partition. Since it was probably not part of the original configuration the manufacturer of your laptop created for that laptop, it will most likely deleted and Windows 8.1 will be reinstalled on it. Resetting a computer under Windows 8.1 pretty much delete everything on it, re-format the hard drive correctly and reinstall Windows using the manufacturer system image on the DVD or partition included with the laptop/computer. If you want to read more about the Reset process, you can read the HowToGeek article below:http://www.howtogeek.com/132428/everything-you-need-to-know-about-refreshing-and-resetting-your-windows-8-pc/

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I created a 50GB partition for Linux Ubuntu and other files and was advised not to designate the partition as dynamic. My question now is, since the partition does not have a letter designation how do i download and install Ubuntu to that partition?

I've been at this for two days now. PLEASE HELP!

A:Partition for Ubuntu

Hello mate.

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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I've been using ubuntu sometimes on my computer, on dual book option with windows 7, but when I decided to delete the ubuntu partition some boot problems and partitions problems came. I've already solved the boot problem but the partition problems still.

I've deleted the ubuntu partition from the widndows 7 disk manager and now I can't merge it with the C: partition again! and I can't create an another disk parition because it says that I've reached the max allowed for my HDD.

Here is a little video of my problem..

before I installed ubuntu the option "extend" on the C: context menu was available and I could merge them.. but after the install of ubuntu, and after I delete the partition y can't use that option anymore.

Extra: when I deleted the partition it took no time (about 2 or 3 seconds) so obviously all the information inside that partition still there but, on the disk manager it shows as free space.

Maybe what I have to do is format it.. but the disk manager does not allow me to do that!

Thanks for your help!

A:Ubuntu partition problem

You might want to try partition wizard to do that.

Partition Wizard Home Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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So heres the deal. I deleted the Ubuntu 10.04 partition in windows computer management/disk management. Then i shut down the computer, upon booting up i was greeted with an grub error and unable to boot into windows. I used super grub disk, now windows boots up fine now. I'm left with this now, three other partitions and a 218gb of free space. How can i allocate my free space (218gb) to my C: drive? I right click my C: drive but the extend volume is grayed out. Only the Shrink volume is selectable.

A:Deleted Ubuntu 10.04 partition

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

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I've installed XP and W7 about three times today and once yesterday. I just can't get them to sync.

What I am attempting to do is create a triple partition on a single Seagate Barracude 750 GB HD by first installing XP Pro x86, then W7 Pro x64, and finally Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Previously, I had a W7 and Ubuntu dual partition with XP running on W7's XP Virtual Mode. I had no problem with that configuration except for the fact that I needed to use XP Recovery Console for class and observed that it was impossible with XP running in Virtual Mode (because you cannot access the boot menu in VM).

Now, I have XP, W7, and Ubuntu boot discs. I installed XP on a 120 GB NTFS primary partition, and I was able to boot into it just fine. Next, I put in the W7 and installed that in a 400 GB NTFS primary partition. I was able to boot into W7 just fine, but when I attempted to boot into XP, I got a BSOD (blue screen of death).

NOTE: Based on research, I understood that you cannot (without much difficulty) install XP on a SATA HD. So, before I even installed XP, I went into the BIOS and changed the controller to IDE. It remained in the IDE setting for both the XP and W7 installation.

NOTE: After installing both OS's, I changed the controller to SATA and neither would boot. The XP remained a BSOD, and the W7 would not boot past a certain screen.

See attachment for what EasyBCD revealed for the HD configuration.

I need an excellent tutorial or something to help me get this working. I ... Read more

A:Triple Partition: XP Pro x86, W7 Pro x64, and Ubuntu 10.04

If you install XP in the IDE mode and you change to the AHCI mode, you'll get a blue screen when trying to boot from XP. That's because the AHCI driver needed for XP to boot wasn't installed.

You can slipstream the AHCI driver into a new XP user created installation disc. That way you can install XP and Windows 7 using the AHCI mode, I'm not sure about the procedure for Ubuntu. Someone else will weigh in on this, with some tutorials.

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Ok, for a while now, I've been dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04. However, now I just want to have Windows 7 and get rid of Ubuntu. How do I get rid of the partition while making sure Windows 7 will boot up normally? I know you have to go into Disk Management, delete the Ubuntu partitions and then extend the Windows 7 partition so that it takes up the entire hard drive again. After that, with the GRUB boot loader from Ubuntu gone, how do I make sure that Windows 7 will boot normally? I heard you can insert the Windows 7 Installation DVD and choose to repair your computer and then choose Startup Repair. However, could someone please confirm this? I don't want to end up doing a full install of Windows 7 again.

A:Deleting Ubuntu 9.04 Partition

You are going perfect. No issues in your method.

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Hey guys, I have no idea where to post this so I decided to post it here. Sorry for being a noob.

I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1, no errors, both run smoothly, all's good. :3
Thing is, when I installed Ubuntu, I gave it 70 gbs of space.. And I regret it. I want it to have more.
Is there anyway I can resize Ubuntu partition safely without damaging anything in both operating systems?
If so, where do I resize it? In Win8.1 or Ubuntu?

A:Resizing partition for Ubuntu

This guide should help you.

How to Resize Your Ubuntu Partitions

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I was trying to open a file I saved in my Ubuntu partition with Wordpad, and for my surprise, Vista couldn't find the partitioned driver.

Why does it happen? How do I fix it?


A:Can't see Ubuntu Partition in Vista

Its because Windows does not recognise Linux partitions. You need to save documents to a USB flash disk or some other removable drive which is formatted as FAT32 so that both systems can read/write to it.

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Hi All,
I recently installed Ubuntu by making a seperate partition on my machine, but it really isn't working right. So I repaired the windows boot launcher (using a repair disk) and I now want to completely remove linux and reclaim the partition as my own.


Thanks in advanced!

A:Deleting a Partition (Ubuntu)

Assuming you just have Vista on C: partition and the ubuntu partition is immediately after, you should be able to go into Control Panel => Administrative Tools => Disk Management. Delete the ubuntu partition so it shows as unallocated space. Expand C: to include all of it.

If you have an image backup program I would do that first if you are inexperienced with disk partitioning. If Disk Management gives you a hard time you can use Partition Wizard freeware boot CD instead. Disk Management should do it for you in a few minutes. It's not complicated.

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Vista Home Premium 320G HD, 4G RAM.

I had to try Ubuntu for a couple of months and will say there are some features in a Linux system that are highly desirable. However, I've played with it enough and found that the advances in Windows OS's makes it a far better choice for me. That said, I want to uninstall Ubuntu and the Partition on which it resides. Ideally, I'd like to regain that space where Vista is installed. (Screenshot of disk)

I used the GRUB installer (a nice installer) to install Ubuntu and it manages computer startups.
What the method of choice to delete a partition and regain the space on the drive where Vista is installed.

Thanks ahead of time.

A:Uninstall Ubuntu on its own partition

HI Markaz
This should answer your questions
How To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Windows Dual-Boot PC

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Ubuntu is the best. Asus G1S works well with Ubuntu!
I have also configured AsusOled in Ubuntu

If you don't believe me here is proof!
I have included a picture

I have done DualBoot - Vista and Ubuntu. I need Vista for Webcam, cause Webcam is upside down in Ubuntu. Ubuntu I can use for fun All you need is a 160 GB hard rive and you are set
I just love Grub, the Grub themes look so beautiful and the splash screen logo as well

A:Ubuntu is the best: Asus G1S works well with Ubuntu

congrats. are you new to the Linux based OS

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Ok i have removed ubuntu from my Laptop and i need to delete the partations any one know how i can do this and also i have free space on my disk manager and i cant get it to extend my other device using that free space. Can anyone help me thanks alot

Laptop - acer aspire9410
Windows Vista
1014 ram

A:How to delete ubuntu partations.

On Vista Start>>> Control Panel>>Switch to Classic View(top left)>>Administrative Tools>>Computer Management and Select DiskManagement under storage and you will see your partitions on your harddrive and right click on the partition you want to delete and delete volume.

Before you do anything backup any data

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Im using dell inspiron 1564.this is a dual boot system-(windows7 & ubuntu). Recently my system got affected by viruses. Even-though i have a working antivirus I get frequent pop-ups saying "threat detected". I'm tired with deleting those viruses. so decided to restore system from OEM partition to get rid of all those viruses. before installing ubuntu I had a single partition (c:\), then i made it into two partitions one for ubuntu clean install. now if I restore my system to factory settings from OEM of windows7 will the partition of ubuntu get formatted or deleted? I need help please. Thanks in advance for any kind help....

A:will the partition of ubuntu get formatted or deleted?

Are you sure the pop-up is from your AV or the Win7 Firewall and not a fake AV trojan which you clicked on from a pop-up which has now infected your System. If so you'd want to run Combofix to repair infection. There are other steps in posts 9 and 11 here which can overcome this type of infection: Fake AV infection - files hidden?

Normally Dell DataSafe Recovery will restore the HD back to factory condition when it is run, unless it offers to direct the restore to a named partition. Dell Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings

A better option for you might be to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 while deleting the Win7 partition to recreate and format it during install. Everything you need is in the blue link.

Then follow Barman's procedure here to set up the Dual Boot so that GRUB can't corrupt Win7 as it can do otherwise when on the same HD: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

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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.

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

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I wanted to test drive Ubuntu and install it TOGETHER with my Windows Vista. However, the Ubuntu installing failed and somehow corrupted and can't continue the installation. So right this moment, I'm still on "test drive" mode in Ubuntu that is running on a CD drive. Apparently it erased all my hard drive because I can't boot into Windows (won't load at all) and the F11 recovery partition would not load either. This computer did not come with a recovery disk (I have the HP m8000n) and it's refurbished I just realised that these computers have these stickers that contain the product key.

Since I do have the product key on the side of my comp, would it be possible for me to attain a copy of Windows Vista Home Edition CD from my friend and use my product key? I happen to have an OEM machine... so would that affect it as well?

Someone suggested i get the recovery kit from HP but dont these disks need thesystem recovery drive partition to work? So i guess that isnt an option.

Thanks for the help, i appreciate all the help i recieve!

A:Ubuntu erased OS and partition drive

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Wubi [Ubuntu Installer]:


What happens when I right click on the 30GB empty partition in Disk Management:

What happens when I try to format the empty partition:

I hope you can get what is wrong with all the pictures :P

A:Can't install Ubuntu onto empty partition

The boot files for C are on E as shown by the System Active flags, however the status of the partition is RAW, or ruined. Will C still even boot?

You can try to move the System boot files to C using EasyBCD but they may be damaged. If so you can try the choice to Re-create/Repair them at the same time. EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)

I would then try to Delete the partition or do a partition-specific wipe using free Partition Wizard - Use the Bootable CD - Option Two.

The cleanest method is here to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

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Now I can't boot from the harddrive at all,even after reinstallng windows.


I installed a new drive and since I need to test apps on multiple operating systems, I install several windows versions. I spend two weeks installing many windows versions, then updating and installing software on each, then before I was about to clone the drive to use on other systems, I installed ubuntu.

All was fine, I had Win 2000pro, win xp pro, 2k3 datacenter, and vista and seven in 32 and 64 bit versions, all living with ubuntu, until ubuntu asked to update from 11.04 to 11.10.

When done, the Grub2 bootloader would fail to load the win7 seven bootloader. After about 12hrs tryng to fix it, I decided to delete the ubuntu and use my windows disc to overwrite the grub bootloader. I did it successfully according to windows but it wouldn't load and nothin would boot.

I then try to reinstall Seven on the first partition, hoping it would at least boot that, and all seemed well during install, but as soon as it tried to boot from harddrive, nothin happened. I then tried to reinstall one of the WinXP versions, to let it overwrite the Seven boot loader, but the same problem, it's like something is stopping this partiton from booting. I didn't want to wipe the partition if I don'thave to, so I tried to use Gparted to resize and move it, making it partition2, and a fresh partition to instal win7 on, and hoped it would see and setup the booting of the other versions, but I couldn't e... Read more

A:ubuntu damaged my windows partition

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Type in command line

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I have gone experimental yesterday and installed ubuntu along side windows.But later realised that a bad idea and deleted the linux partition.Now I can be able boot into windows and everything is fine except my personal files partition d: drive just went missing from explorer......:-( but I can see 500 gb of free space in the disk management window....I have got 2 questions 1) are all my files are deleted?
2) how can I recover the partitions?

my hard disk is samsung ata 1tb ....it has 3 partitions c: f: and 100 of os space and 500 gb of free space( it cannot be allocated to any partition)

A:partition went missing after ubuntu uninstall!

Are you certain grub has been completely removed?
It can sometimes cause problems like this.
Once you verify grub is removed then you can attempt a normal windows startup repair to try and save your install.
Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

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I am working on windows 7 (64 bit ) . Can i have Ubuntu installed in another partition ? I tried to install ubuntu but unable to complete the process. Is it because Ubuntu works only on 32 bit ? or the installation CD corrupted ?

A:Unable to install UBUNTU in a different partition

Hi Muralikrishna
Depending on the Ubuntu version it should work in 64 bits. But that woudl only make a difference if you are invoking the installation from your 64bits Win7, and I don't think that is the way you can install Ubuntu, you should boot from the install DVD
The DVD might be bad, burn it at slow speed and check that the iso file was not corrupt (check the MD5 checksum)

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I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my new msi laptop. My goal is to hide Windows 8 partition in ubuntu and vice versa.
In ubuntu, I disabled auto mount so it is working as desired.
In windows 8 disk manager, I cannot seem to find a way to hide the ubuntu partitions.

My goal is to keep windows and ubuntu partions (in windows drives) to see each other to protect the parition from accidental damage.

Is there a way to this in windows 8 home edition?

I hope somebody here have more success than me.

Thanks in advance

A:Hide ubuntu partition in Windows 8

Hide partitions in windows by removing the assigned drive letter in the Disk Management Console.

How do I hide specific drives/partitions in Windows 7? - Windows 7 Help Forums

It is similar in Windows 8 - the link in post #3 points to Shawn Brinks tutorial:

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Even more protection is offered if the formatted filesystem for the Ubuntu installation is unreadable by Windows - such as ext3.

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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few weeks ago and I was happy about it, but I need to sell this PC and I need to install Windows in it. The problem here is that I erased the recovery partition by accident and I can't install Windows with a CD because my computer doesn't have a disk case, the model of my PC is Lenovo Yoga 11s.

I tried to make a booteable Windows 7 USB with Unetbootin, but the BIOS doesn't let me boot from the USB slot. My BIOS configuration was in Legacy Support and my USB was the priority to boot. My USB was formatted in NTFS. When I open the boot menu it take me to the Grub of Ubuntu.

I don't know what else to do... I just need to install Windows, it doesn't matter if is 7 or 8.

A:How do I remove Ubuntu without recovery partition, USB boo

I'd download the GPARTED .iso file [Google Search], created the disc using the burning program, booted to it and wiped the HDD then installed Windows. Since I couldn't boot to a Thumb/Flash drive I obtained an External USB Optical drive to do it. All the Netbooks I've worked with booted in such a manner, no other way to install the OS from CD or DVD.

The basic reason for wiping the HDD is that Linux [most versions] change the formatting of the HDD and Windows usually can't deal with it directly.

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I need to (for recovery purposes) mount an NTFS partition so I can copy files off of it to an external drive using ubuntu.

How do I mount the drive so I can read it while running the live CD?
It says I don't have permissions to view it when i tell it to mount it...

A:Mount an NTFS partition on ubuntu live CD

You will find that a Knoppix live CD,or EBCD,

or the Ultimate Boot CD,or Trinity Rescue CD,

are easier to copy off files with.

If you still want to use Ubuntu,there is a page HERE

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Hello all.

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire V5-571PG. Well, Windows 8.1 may be a stretch.

Months ago, I decided to switch to a dual-boot configuration of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu. To accomplish this, I switched my bootloader from UEFI to GRUB. I decided ubuntu was not for me, and rather than looking up uninstallation techniques, I simply removed the ubuntu partition and used a third-party tool to reallocate the empty space to my Windows partition (I somehow managed to create my ubuntu volume to the left of the Windows volume so that was a complete pain). Now I am stuck with a GRUB startup scheme, displayed in pictures below:
Above is the first screen. I figured out that to navigate to the next menu, I have to type "exit." After I first type "exit" and hit enter, the same screen comes up. I repeat the process and the next screen is shown:
When I select "Windows Boot Manager," I am able to successfully boot Windows 8.1.

I also checked my disk partition settings and I infer that I have also mistakenly deleted my recovery volume:

Any help and direction in repairing my disaster of a bootloader would be much appreciated!!!

A:deleted ubuntu partition, restoring uefi

Go into the BIOS and under Boot Options delete the Ubuntu as a boot source. Then move the Windows Boot Loader up in the boot order to boot first. This has worked for me.

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I bought HP Pavillion x360 witch comes with windows 10.

I want to do a dual boot with Ubuntu. I'm stuck at the partitioning step. Disk management gives me "not enough space to perform the operation" on shrinking.

Easeus gives me unknown error there may be some error on operating partition.

I would really appreciate your help. I suspect this might has to do with the recovery partitions. I attached a screenshot of what I get in disk management tool below.


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Here's what happened...
I made a dual boot system with Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7 (with a GRUB boot loader) on my 1 TB HDD allocating about <100 GB (including all proper partitions) to Ubuntu and 200 GB to Windows (since I read that it's better to install the OS to a smaller partition) leaving the ~700 GB of unallocated space, thinking I could partition it later since I was busy at the time.
The system ran perfectly fine until I decided to partition all of the unallocated space using Disk Management on Windows 7 (probably not the greatest idea ever). It took some time, so I went on to do other stuff. Next time I checked, I saw an "endless" stream of command lines such as:

[     39.353475] Out of memory: Kill process 684 (systemd-udevd) score 119 or sacrifice child
[     39.353549] Killed process 684 (systemd-udevd) total-vm:520776kB, anon-rss:494072kB, file-rss:2560 kB
until a blank screen appears.
After restarting the computer, I tried booting Windows and it hangs on the "Starting Windows" screen. Trying to boot Ubuntu results in the same "Out of memory...." failure.
Safe mode with networking doesn't load either, gets stuck on "CLASSPNP.sys"
After this, I've tried connecting the HDD to an another computer with Windows 7 (since I only need the files). Strangely, whenever the HDD is connected to the other computer, the Windows 7 from the other HDD also hangs on the "Starting Windows" screen. After disconne... Read more

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i have Ubuntu dual booted with windows 7 32 bit, i am running out of space on my hard drive and am not using the 100 gigabytes i partitioned of for Ubuntu, i was hoping that someone might know how to change the partition size as i cant find out how to do it.
Thanks very much

A:Change partition size of Ubuntu in Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by sholtob

i have Ubuntu dual booted with windows 7 32 bit, i am running out of space on my hard drive and am not using the 100 gigabytes i partitioned of for Ubuntu, i was hoping that someone might know how to change the partition size as i cant find out how to do it.
Thanks very much

Boot with the Ubuntu Live CD, select "Try Ubuntu", and use gparted to shrink the Ubuntu partition and extend the Windows partition. Don't use the Windows Partition Manager, or you won't be able to boot Ubuntu.

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First post and I wish it was under better circumstances.

** I think I've put this in the wrong section. Sorry. **

I have managed to wipe my Windows partition while installing the latest release of Ubuntu (v14.04). I've had my HDD split in two with both Windows 8 (updated to 8.1 Update) and Ubuntu and dual-booted between them for over a year.

During the Ubunut install it informed me that I had a previous version of Ubuntu and would I like to wipe the partition that it occupied and install cleanly. I chose that. It also offered a chance to use free space. Now, why I accepted that I don't know but the definition of free space seems to include any other partitions on the drive and didn't warn of this either!

The upshot is that I now have a 1TB drive with no Windows on it. I've lost all my email, pics etc etc.

I tried using my rescue DVD that I created from within Windows and at 29% I am asked to insert the second disc. I don't have a second disk. I had to force my laptop to power down in order to do anything. In order to get online I ended up installing Ubuntu again and it definitely shows no Windows partition.

I've already ordered a retail copy of Windows 8.1 and I'm hoping that I can install this with no issues on what is effectively a clean drive. Am I correct in that assumption? Is there anything else I can try that might rescue it?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17r SE that is out of warranty so no support from Dell. I'm in the UK too if that helps.

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A:Wiped Windows partition while installing Ubuntu. Next?

try i care data recovery it has a 80% chance to recover your file i recommend stellar too but prefer i care over it

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Have two hard drives, both had windows, tried to install Ubuntu on both with
same exact 'error' problem. Fdisk will remove the main partition but not the
other minor/secondary 4% of disk one.

Is there a program that will erase this unwanted partition or should I leave it
alone and hope that windows XP or even ME will install on either of these Hard Drives ?


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So I was running Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my laptop on a 64 gb SSD and I decided that I no longer wanted to have Ubuntu taking up valuable space. I look around and it seemed like all I had to do was delete the partition that Ubuntu was taking up, which was close to 20GB. I did that, then I tried to combine the main partition and the previously ubuntu partition but it was separate volumes so I had no luck. I shut it down and when I tried to restart it, the screen is black with one line which reads, "grub recovery>" So again I've looked around but haven't found anything reliable to do. I thought this would be a good place to look. Any suggestions?

A:Laptop won't start up after deleting Ubuntu partition

Boot into System Recovery Options

open a Command line to mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts on it own and holds the System Active flags.

Then post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk mgmt drive map with listings and we'll help you recover the HD space into Win7: Screen Shots

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Installed ubuntu and decided I didnt like it so I deleted the partition now when I boot I boot I get this: error: no such partition. grub rescue>. What do I need to do so I can boot back to windows without a disk? I can boot to windows with a disk but not otherwise.

A:Problems booting after Ubuntu partition deletion

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

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:

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I have a small query about this whole partitioning business. I'm trying to set up a partition so I can dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

My computer came with a Dell Recovery partition and an OEM partition as well as the main C: drive, which are all primaries. I've created a new logical drive, which I've called Z:, with the idea being to install the Linux OS in that chunk of the drive.

My first question: First up, I've formatted it as "exFAT" - is this the same as FAT32?

Next question: can I divide this 'Z' into smaller chunks with different formats, or do they all have to be the same format? I was hoping to be able to format a small bit of the drive into a Linux filesystem so that both OSs can be kept entirely separate from each other, but leave the bulk of it as FAT so that I can see my files with both OSs. If this is not possible, what would be the best way to achieve the desired result?

Thanks for any help.


A:Set up a partition to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Hi McG, welcome to the forums.
I can't really answer your questions about Ubuntu, but I recommend you start by checking this thread at the Ubuntu forum. I would save it since you might come into those problems when trying to install Ubuntu in your disc.

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Following very carefully (I thought) an old thread on unloading Ubuntu to revert to Win XP Pro, I deleted the Ubuntu partition with Easeus Partition Mastri, then resized my XP partition to use the extra space. Then intended to boot from my Win XP CD to run 'fixmbr'. I thought from the old thread that that would fix the Master Boot Record and that I would then be up and running in Windows again.

But my computer now won't boot from the XP CD. I get 2 consecutive messages:
GRUB Loading stage 1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 22

I can still boot from the Easeus Partition Master which shows my disk like this:

Size Used Unused Status
FAT 16 47.03 Mb 39.03 M 8.0 Mb None Primary
NTFS 224.18 Gb 110.77 Gb 113.41 Gb Active Primary
Unallocated 5.84 Gb 0 Bytes 5.84 Gb None Logical
FAT 32 2.75 Gb 2.39 Gb 363.72 Mb None Primary
Unallocated 8.65 Mb 0 Bytes 8.65 Mb None Logical

I'm right out of my depth here, and would be really, really grateful for some help! What can I do now? ,

Dell Dimension 5000 3.0 Ghz
3 Gb RAM
Windows XP Pro SP3

A:Solved: Can't boot to Windows after wiping Ubuntu partition!

Clean your XP CD with alcohol, rubbing from the center to the outside. Let it dry and try booting again. If no joy, borrow an XP CD from a friend if possible. If the easeus CD boots, the XP should. If must be dirty or scratched.

Another way, use the XP setup floppy set from MS to boot to the RC.

Yet another way, Get a Quick Boot CD. It will substitute for your HD MBR and boot files and allow booting Windows.


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I wonder if there's a chance I can still save my Windows 7. Here's what happened and what I am left with (laptop Toshiba Satellite C655):
1) Used EaseUS under Win to modify Windows system partition (to shrink it and make space for Ubuntu, making an extra partition formatted Ext3. Did not touch Recovery and Boot Win partitions.

2) During Ubuntu installation, I split Ext 3 partition, adding swap area. I believe might have removed "Primary" property from one of the 2 Win partitions (Boot or Recovery), but I reset it back immediately under Ubuntu install partition manager. Did not have problems booting Windows or Ubuntu after install.

3) Same steps done earlier installing Ubuntu alongside XP did not cause any problems.
This time, when I attempted to run Windows "Recovery" (recover to factory state), by pressing 0 during power-up, as it's done with this laptop--I could not do recovery this way anymore of course as Ubuntu install disables this interrupt--but I run Windows Recovery from boot manager, like I done many, many times with XP--this time however, I got unusual screens and a couple of error messages. After pressing cancel on these messages I was able to get to System Restore to Factory State option.

4) After selecting that option, system began recovery to factory state, but, after about 10 minutes displayed error message, asking to press OK to shut down laptop.

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A:Can I still save my Windows (Ubuntu install/partition problems)?

No need for reply, I brought the dead recovery partition back to life...
Moved Win recovery partition several blocks back (have no clue how it got moved forward), run repair MBR and set it as active... it went into clean recovery on power up then.

It seems to be impossible to do factory restore of Win 7 (at least with Toshiba restore) without wiping out present Linux--it was possible with XP. Even if I specify small partition to occupy for Windows, the factory restore kills everything else and creates free space without file system where the Linux was before. So will have separate laptop for linux from now on.

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Windows 7 seems to be located in my /dev/sda1 partition. However, ever since I installed Ubuntu (not using wubi) my fully encrypted HDD/partition will not prompt me with the password but instead boots straight to ubuntu. Ubuntu does not even recognize my windows partition. More interestingly, I did a boot repair and these are the results that show:

Ubuntu Pastebin

When I use my windows 7 DVD to repair my system it doesn't even show windows 7 is installed. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? Do I need to use my encryption rescue disk? I have been trying everything and have not had much success. Thanks!

A:Encrypted Windows 7 partition will not boot after installing Ubuntu.

What encryption did you use? It sounds like GRUB overwrote the encrypted Windows MBR??? Im not sure it can be recovered......I would normally suggest this:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

But the encryption is the unknown here.......you might have to take some risks and experiment.

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