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If worst comes to worst, you could try and reset your PC completely using the installation disks or a reset button if your laptop has one. Hope this helps and Good Luck!


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What I would if I were you, based on the information your provided: Boot from a live CD Back-up my data Format the hard drive Reinstall Windows in BIOS mode Reinstall Ubuntu in BIOS mode Restore my data


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I did something similar a few days ago- installed Ubuntu on an "external" drive. I installed Ubuntu and the swap partition on the external drive, and the bootloader on my internal drive. Also try when formatting the external drive, I set it up as Ext4, "primary" (not logical). Not sure if any of these are your problem, but everything has been working fine ...


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Have you tried the "Boot Repair" here. That just might repair the booting problem


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You have deleted your partitions and, perhaps, have created two new ones. There is nothing useful you can do from the GRUB rescue screen, you need to install an operating system. Deleting partitions deletes all the data stored on those partitions. Including your OS. GRUB's job is to boot an installed OS. In the absence of an operating system, there's ...


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If what you say is correct - you deleted your only partition and created two new ones - you have left yourself with no operating system. Try installing an OS from scratch.


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To put it simple, you obvoiusly wrecked your bootloader big time. How you did it, I don't know, but I can give you directions how to fix it. Get an Ubuntu live CD an chroot into your system. And yes, I strongly suggest you check, how to boot another device, like the DVD-rom. In most BIOSes you press something like F5 or F8, or ESC, ENTER. Chroot means, ...


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I got 14.04 installed to my external usb3 drive. Installed from a usb3 key. Boots using UEFI At the "How do you want to install uduntu" window. Select something else. For boot system files Select your external drive in the drop down box near the bottom. MAKE SURE THE EXTERNAL DRIVE IS SELECTED Click the plus. I made a 1gig UEFI partition at the begging ...



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