Set Active Partition on Linux

February 23, 2013 at 07:29:44
Specs: it don't matter
after trying to install Linux, it gave me a low graphics warning. So I decided to abandon the effort. However, linux was set to the active partition so I had to choose the windows loader each time it booted up. So I grew tired of this, and did some research. I discovered this was because the active partition was linux not windows, so I used the windows diskmgm tool or something like that. I set the windows boot partition to the active and restarted. I got this
"no such partition"
"grub rescue>:"

something like that. So how do I change the active partition BACK to linux IN LINUX. I can only use linux now and I want windows back.

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February 23, 2013 at 07:42:08
"Specs: it don't matter"

Actually, it do matter. Is it that you don't know or you just didn't feel like filling in the info? We need to know which version of Windows you're running, which Linux distro you attempted to install, how much RAM you have, which graphics, & how you went about installing Linux (Windows with Linux or Linux with Windows?). It sounds like you need to get the Windows boot loader back but your best bet may be to completely wipe the HDD & reinstall Windows from scratch.

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