After removing windows 7 and ubuntu, I am getting grub-rescue

  YatinKapur 08:55 09 May 2015

I need help for my laptop which earlier had windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed.

I wanted to install win 8.

So, I deleted both the drives and when I restarted the system, now I am seeing grub-rescue at boot.

Can anyone help how to overcome this issue asap.

I tried installing win 7 through USB, but the error pops up " error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_"

  robin_x 09:47 09 May 2015

Not sure exactly what you have done.

Did you delete the partitions from booting W8 Install setup (or other partition manager)?

Did you actually try to install W8 and the restart was part of that process?


Anyway, try Minitool Partition Wizard Bootable CD on a disc or USB drive and see if the Partition Recovery Wizard can get you back to normal.

I'm afraid I don't know the ins and outs of grub

  robin_x 09:57 09 May 2015

When rebuilding a system:

If you delete partitions, you should make a new blank NTFS Primary partition, in case a new OS doesn't have creation options to install to Unallocated space.


Do you really want W8 anyway? W10 iso is free and may be worth jumping to that.

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