Original Title:grub rescue?
I deleted the Linux partition on my hard drive. The windows partition is still there. When I boot I get the following msg:
error: no such partition
alright, so I install Windows 7 media and I boot, I choose "Repair your computer," and it searches for my windows installations and then there is Windows 7 highlighted to use recovery tools.
I am presented with either "Next>" or "Load Drivers," and I choose "Next>" , and then I choose "Startup Repair"
After Startup Repair, it momentarily searches for the problem, and I get the msg "Startup Repair could not detect a problem."
I am forced to choose "Finish" and reboot but then I am back to step 1 and when I boot I get the same msg: "error: no such partition. grub rescue>"
Going through the same process, Recovery Tool "System Restore" does appear to be a viable option. It identifies a restore point, and I haven't tried it because I'll lose some data.
Is there some other way to fix this problem so windows will boot?