I have an Asus 1005PE netbook which I installed Ubuntu on as a second partition a while back. Its primary partition is Windows 7 Starter. I've now upgraded to a bigger laptop and am selling this netbook, so wish to restore it back to its factory state.
From the Grub menu, I choose 'Windows Recovery Environment' (as the netbook came with a recovery partition). This stepped me through restoring (although it did seem to be very quick doing this). Then it took me back to the grub menu. Now when I chose the Windows 7 option - it says:
error: no such device: 82E080B4E080B049. error: no such disk.
Ubuntu does still successfully boot though.
In grub, if I go to the grub command prompt and do an "ls -l", then it lists the devices. If I then change the Windows 7 entry to hd0,msdos1 and 90B85A1DB85A0260 based on the results the ls command gave - then when I try to boot using those parameters it says "BOOTMGR is missing".
Note that this is a netbook, so doesn't have a cdrom drive.
I'm not really sure what my next course of action should be (I'm worried about losing the recovery information). The netbook has already been sold on eBay, so I really need to sort this out as soon as possible.
Thank you for any help with this, Dan