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I switched on my laptop and it asked me for grub. I don't know what that means. I use both Windows and Ubuntu.

This is what it said:

GNU GRUB version1.99-12ubuntu5
Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Any where else TAB lists possible or file completions.

I'm stuck, please help. Thanks.

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Grub was the sofware providing the menu of Windows and Ubuntu and let you select either one. Did this message come out instead? – John S Gruber Jul 31 '12 at 4:28

Don't know if this is going to help, but that screen shows up whenever my bootloader is broken for whatever reason Don't know how to fix it though, I restore from a system backup

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