Solved Removed partion now can't start pc

March 6, 2017 at 06:45:36
Specs: windows 8.1, Intel Core i5-6500 CPU 3.20GHz / 8.00 GM RAM
Hi I had dual booted my computer (windows , Ubuntu). So I wanted to remove the Ubuntu. So there was a arrival on the internet to do the following steps
1) go to run type diskmgmt.MSC3.
2)Right click on the partition you want to remove and click delete volume.
3) To "reallocate" you then right click on your main disk.
4)Click "extend volume" and extend by the same amount of the old partition you created.

So after removing Ubuntu and restarting my computer didn't boot the following error appeared
"error : unknown filesystem
Entering rescue mode...
Grub rescue>_ "

I have no idea what to do please help


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March 9, 2017 at 19:56:54
To get windows to work if it is still there you need to use your boot loader and add it to the options. You may need someone more familiar with Linux boot loaders to help you there and tell us what boot loader you use. If Windows is not there any longer you will have to reinstall it. Make sure that you install it on a different partition from your current Windows storage drive or you will lose everything and it is a very good idea to back up everything in case something else goes wrong. Once Windows is reinstalled you will find that you cannot get into Linux any longer and you will have to reinstall your boot loader to access all. If your partition that you can see that has your Windows files on it is actually your only Windows partition then you still have Windows but not a way to access it. I would install a universal Linux boot loader (like Grub) which should see all available operating systems and give you options on booting to them. If your Zorin boot loader is not a universal type then it is only seeing the one operating system.
If this explanation is more than a little confusing, consider getting some direct local help with this.
Please note that I have not used Linux a lot and not recently so I am not the last authority on it and you can probably get more help on this by getting this post moved to the Linux forum as many there have multi boot systems.

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



#1
March 6, 2017 at 06:58:19
Use your Windows install media to do a "Recovery Installation".

http://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-repai...


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#2
March 6, 2017 at 07:36:43
Ya but the problem is I had a downloaded iso file to install i t was on my PC now I can't log into it.
Is there any other way??

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#3
March 6, 2017 at 08:59:49
As I recall in the Linux forum, it was suggested you either run Linux from a Live CD or install in a Virtual Machine. Undoing a Windows-Linux dual boot is a bit tricky.

https://www.techmesto.com/uninstall...

Try the free version of EasyBCD: https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/t...

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#4
March 6, 2017 at 12:48:12
You can use another machine to download the Windows installer and burn to DVD or flash drive, then run a start up repair or repair install.
As a precaution you probably should use a Live Linux CD or DVD (Ubuntu or Puppy Linux) to back up any important files on your Windows partition in case anything else goes wrong during the repair.

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


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#5
March 6, 2017 at 19:51:57
Another problem, I had zorin also in my PC and removed it after using repair boot it boots to zorin but windows is not shown.

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#6
March 7, 2017 at 20:38:08
If you are still using a Linux Distribution then you need to add it to GRUB or whatever you are using for a boot manager.

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


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#7
March 8, 2017 at 14:36:06
Did you try EasyBCD?

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#8
March 9, 2017 at 06:13:12
ok so lets get to the point i had 3 os. (windows, ubuntu, zorin). and after removing zorin this happened. somehow now when i boot my pc in the booting order ZORIN apperars and others don't. when i go to files my windows files appear and i haven't lost them. but i can't use windows or ubuntu because there is only one os to select even i deleted this.

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March 9, 2017 at 19:56:54
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To get windows to work if it is still there you need to use your boot loader and add it to the options. You may need someone more familiar with Linux boot loaders to help you there and tell us what boot loader you use. If Windows is not there any longer you will have to reinstall it. Make sure that you install it on a different partition from your current Windows storage drive or you will lose everything and it is a very good idea to back up everything in case something else goes wrong. Once Windows is reinstalled you will find that you cannot get into Linux any longer and you will have to reinstall your boot loader to access all. If your partition that you can see that has your Windows files on it is actually your only Windows partition then you still have Windows but not a way to access it. I would install a universal Linux boot loader (like Grub) which should see all available operating systems and give you options on booting to them. If your Zorin boot loader is not a universal type then it is only seeing the one operating system.
If this explanation is more than a little confusing, consider getting some direct local help with this.
Please note that I have not used Linux a lot and not recently so I am not the last authority on it and you can probably get more help on this by getting this post moved to the Linux forum as many there have multi boot systems.

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


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