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Well I had got a virus on the windows part of my computer. I wasn't thinking and a reformatted the hard drive... kinda screwed things up. Normally before this happened I would turn on my computer and select ether Ubuntu or 7.

From what I know Ubuntu is not on my computer.(Not that I know much still a newbie to Ubuntu as well as dual booting). When I turn on my computer I still get asked whether I want to boot into windows/Ubuntu. I would like to remove it from asking to boot into Ubuntu and get it back to just windows. After that I probably go back and re install Ubuntu.

Many thanks for any help I receive!!!!

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How did you Installed Ubuntu? –  Uri Herrera Nov 24 '12 at 2:18
    
The windows installer. –  user94843 Nov 24 '12 at 2:19
    
When I reformatted I went to try using the uninstaller but it wasn't on the windows and I could not boot into Ubuntu. The only thing of Ubuntu that was visible to me was when I was asked which os I would like to boot into. –  user94843 Nov 24 '12 at 2:32
    
Please indicate your Boot-Info URL. –  LovinBuntu Nov 24 '12 at 23:30

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If you 'just formatted' your PC, then several different things may have occurred:

  • If you formatted just the Windows partition, then Ubuntu will be unaffected.

  • If you re-formatted the whole drive, it may be very difficult to restore the old partitions (to as they were).

  • If you used a Windows-based tool to re-format the drive, you would likely need a Windows-based tool to try and undo this action.

  • Any attempt to re-install, re-partition, de-frag, chkdsk /f, etc. will very likely prevent any attempt to recover any overwritten data (or settings).


( You don't need to answer these for us, just yourself. )

Step 1: What do you need to recover (data or settings)?

Step 2: What (if any) backups or copies do you have?

Step 3: Do you need to start some heroic recovery effort?

Step 4: What is the simplest way to simply re-install your PC?

AND REMEMBER: Backup disks, USB storage, and Cloud storage are your friends.

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There is nothing from the Ubuntu side of my PC I wish to recover. I simple want it to stop asking me. If i would like to boot into Ubuntu. The windows side is running perfectly and is stable (has been for about 6 days so far) I would like to make it so it is only windows on my computer. –  user94843 Nov 24 '12 at 3:00

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