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After experiencing these problems Why is my desktop background blank after upgrade to 13.04?, Unity isn't working after running `unity --replace` I realised my best bet would be to uninstall ubuntu and reinstall from scratch. So I logged out of ubuntu (after backing up the files I needed, of course) and into my Windows 7 OS and removed the partition on which Ubuntu had been and downloaded the 13.04 iso file for 32 bit operating systems like the one I had previously burned it to a disk and then I rebooted but when I rebooted I received a grub error, "Error: Unknown File System" and the next line had "grub rescue>". Please help me I have NO idea of where to go from here.

I tried typing, 'F12' to boot from my liveCD instead of my harddrive but this resulted in the same grub rescue screen. I also tried taking the CD out of the drive to see if it would do anything and it didn't.

I know next to zilch when it comes to programming so please just tell me, step-by-step, what I need to do.

I am using a Dell Vostro 3500 laptop with 4x3.7GHz processors and 4GB (I think) RAM.

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You will find your answer here: (scroll down to the 'Restore MBR Part')

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Thank you, so much! You just saved me a lot of time and efort and a day of utter hell and boredom! – Brenton Horne May 7 '13 at 14:18
@syflugs ftw you were able to figure this one out when people at Dell weren't and just gave up and decided to replace my HDD. – Brenton Horne May 11 '13 at 5:38
Thanx, happy to help! – syfluqs May 11 '13 at 16:12

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