When I boot I get the following msg: "error: no such partition" followed by "Grub rescue"

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

grub rescue>

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?


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Last updated February 24, 2020 Views 158,845 Applies to:

Hi, I just wanted to add that I only did this:

I put in my windows 7 disk and used the command prompt there then used this (Thanks JW and bunch!)
f) Now from the menu list select the ‘Command Prompt’ option.

g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:

bootrec.exe  /fixmbr

bootrec.exe  /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)

bootrec.exe  /RebuildBcd

Then I exited and restarted.  It then started windows normally.

One more thanks to JW for the steps, I was just wanting to add that I wound up not needing to do the extra steps here.  I had the same issue (where I had deleted Linux and grub still tries to come to up)


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