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 have tried to uninstall Ubuntu on my dual-booted Windows 8 laptop and seem to be having issues with removing the GRUB startup thing. When it starts up, the GRUB "menu" just says,

"GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9
Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions."

I have removed the partition that had Ubuntu on it (there was only one), reclaimed it to Windows 8, did all the bootrec commands, and I still get that message. I have to boot Windows 8 by hitting the f12 button upon startup and selecting the hard drive that it's on rather than "Windows Boot Manager." Also on the startup list, is ubuntu.

I have followed the suggestions in several other threads:

Super Grub Disk ISO solution -> couldn't even get it to boot from the flash drive

Remove using the "fix disk" that comes with windows

Also have tried the extended commands listed here to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

share|improve this question
I would suggest using EasyBCD to see if you can repair the Windows boot-loader. FYI, this seems like this would be a question for SuperUser, not AskUbuntu.. –  ryekayo Jul 3 '14 at 13:23

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.