Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I had the wubi.exe in my 16gb usb drive. When attempting to install it, I mistakenly selected my USB drive as my installation drive. After installing, I formatted my USB drive, meaning the uninstaller is gone.

Current problem:

-Now my PC asks for choosing an operating system between Windows 8 and Ubuntu where the Ubuntu does not work.

-I am trying to get rid of that Ubuntu without affecting my Windows 8.

-From Windows 8, System Configuration>Boot, it only shows Windows 8 (No Ubuntu), so I can't even delete it.

-I used EasyBCD 2.2 which does not list any OS. (I think my windows 8 is installed on my 24GB SSD)

-Most internet solutions says to delete the partition which contains Ubuntu. But I selected USB drive at the first place which is not a partition.

-Since my USB is formatted, it should not have Ubuntu. Yet, regardless of if the USB drive is connected, when I restart my computer, it displays OS choosing screen which lists Windows 8 and Ubuntu. How do I get rid of that Ubuntu?

Please help me. I really do not want to factory reset my laptop.

share|improve this question
Factory resetting won't help anyway (often the boot partition is not included in the reset). Use this How do I remove the extra Ubuntu option on the Windows Boot Manager menu? instead. But that's doing what easyBCD does so you might have to check this out: askubuntu.com/q/73585/14916 if you can't open the BCD datastore. –  bcbc Sep 24 '13 at 19:32
Quite a few details are unclear from your description, and any answer that makes a wrong assumption about these details will be unhelpful or even make matters worse. I recommend you run the Boot Info Script, post the RESULTS.txt file that it generates to a pastebin site, and post the URL here. That will give us the information we need to provide a useful answer. –  Rod Smith Sep 24 '13 at 20:09
Thank you so much. removing the identifier worked. Now my laptop boots up really quick just like before. –  Fahim Wahid Oct 6 '13 at 16:15
add comment

Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Your Answer


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

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.