Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message:

grub rescue>

I understand that I must use a Windows recovery CD to use Windows again, but I do not have one. How do I regain access to XP?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

Download Hiren's BootCD and boot it from a CD/USB. It contains many MBR tools (full list here), including MBR Fix that you can use as follows:

MbrFix /drive 0 fixmbr

(I assume you have only a single HDD/SSD in your laptop and so its drive number is 0 (zero).)

share|improve this answer
    
First off, thanks for the advice. I know that I am not logged in, but I am Steve McC, I have three hard drives: 10 gb d:65 gb and C: 390 gb, which is where the partition was originally installed. So which one do you think that it would be. –  Steven McC. Jun 6 '13 at 0:48
    
Looks to me like you have 3 partitions on a single 500 GB physical drive (would be difficult if not impossible to fit 3 hard drives inside a laptop!) Use the command as shown above and be sure to accept the answer if it worked. If it didn't (though I don't see why it wouldn't), post any error messages displayed. –  Karan Jun 6 '13 at 0:52

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.