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Mar 6, 2011

Have following problem:

Computer has 3 partitions: windows swap, windows recovery, and 3rd, which currently has linux.

There is grub installed, which lets me choose to run windows recovery, or linux. Both boot fine.

But. I'd like to remove Linux, and use recovery to install windows. When I boot to recovery, and make it install windows, it does so, but after rebooting all I get is:

error: no such partition
grub rescue>

ls shows 3 msdos partitions, but I don't know what to do with it further.

When I did boot Linux rescue, and overwrote first 446 bytes of /dev/sda to remove grub - computer doesn't boot at all.

I do not have any bootable windows disks, just the rescue. I do have another computer I can work on, so I can download stuff from internet if it would help me.

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