Uh, I'll first tell you the history of OS Changes that have ever occurred to my computer :
- First I installed Windows 7 on a partition (333 GB).
- Next after Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released, I shrunk that partition and created another 80 GB partition out of the 333 GB one and installed Win 8 in that. This provided me with options for dual-boot. All was fine.
- Next, I don't know why, but I installed Ubuntu by formatting the Win 8 partition. Then grub did not even recognize the Win 7 Partition.
- So I re-installed Win 8 (out of desperation, because I want Win 7 back badly) so that I could be back to the previous state. But after booting into the DVD and installing on the Ubuntu partition, the second part of the installation did not even complete (i.e Windows is usually installed in 2 parts. The second part is completed after a reboot)
- Since the installation did not complete, I re-installed Ubuntu on the 80 GB partition. And it now goes into GRUB with Ubuntu and Windows Vista Boot Loader ! I go into that partition and it just prints a few non ASCII chars and justs hangs !
Please guys help me out....I don't even want the Ubuntu partition... Anything to get the 253 GB Win 7 Partition (it is totally untouched) back to how it was. Would a repair do ?