Solved Cannot start Win10 after deleting linux partitions

June 26, 2019 at 08:04:37
Specs: Windows 10, AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Had Windows 10 on my PC on a first, 250 GB SSD. On a second 500 GB SSD I tried to install Linux Mint 19 from a DVD. Unfortunately something went wrong and after the restart, using the Linux possibility it told that something had gone wrong and that Linux could not start. Tried again, but same result, but I still could choose the Windows system and that worked.

So I thought let me format the three, Root,Swap and Home linux partitions with and just reinstall Linux again in the three partitions. But that did not work. I ended up with an interface:

GNU GRUB version 2.02 and the text 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.

Started again from the UEFI-BIOS to start the Linux Mint DVD So I think that the MBR must have been on one of the formatted partitions, because when I start the PC I get the Linux Choice interface, but the Windows choice is no longer there.

What needs to be done to get Windows 10 back and if that succeeds how do I install Linux Mint on that second SDD ?

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#1
June 26, 2019 at 16:25:13
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"What needs to be done to get Windows 10 back"
Only have one drive connected.
With the W10 drive connected, try Lazesoft.

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#2
June 26, 2019 at 20:52:40
When Linux was installed it installed Grub as the boot loader over the Windows boot loader which is why Windows worked until you deleted it. You need to reinstall the Windows boot loader If it was Windows 7 then easiest would be a Start Up Repair which would reinstall the boot loader and point it towards the existing installed Windows partition. There may be another all windows way of doing it but JohnW's method should do it for you.

If Mint Linux did not work for you, there are other versions (Distributions) of Linux that might if you are still interested in trying it. For more specific advice on this you can post your question and refer back to this post on the Linux forum here.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
June 27, 2019 at 04:50:27
I decided to format the three partitions on the 500 GB SSD from Windows. BAD DECISION. The Windows MBR must have been in one of the formatted partitions.

I have a laptop with only Linux Mint on it and on the PC the MBR is missing. Is it possible to make a Lazesoft Recovery Suite bootable disk using Linux ? Looked at Lazesoft but they talk only about Windows versions, nothing else.


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#4
June 27, 2019 at 21:11:43
Use another computer to make the disk, then boot off the disk to fix. He included tutorials above.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
June 28, 2019 at 20:59:29
You can reinstall a different Linux Distro or even just Grub and get back to it working again.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
July 3, 2019 at 08:36:57
After a break in London, I'm back. Disconnected the 500 GB SSD and what happed ...... the Win10 was there, back without any further intervention. Miracolo, Miracolo !!

I installed Lazesoft. Tried to make a full backup of my Win10 on a new folder in an external HDD of 1 TB. That produced an error. I'll try again later.

Meanwhile, on my Linux Mint I downloaded an *.iso file from Lazesoft, which was ready on the site foir download. Burned this on a DVD with Brasero and that succeeded without a problem, after the whole morning trying to burn things on my neighbour's Win 10 PC without success. I am now going to see if this Linux produced Lazesoft Recovery DVD will work.


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#8
July 3, 2019 at 15:36:19
"After a break in London"
Wondered where you were willem, sounds like you are progressing really well, good news.

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