I had win 10 installed on my SSD 240 Samsung hard drive and thought I was installing Ubuntu to my new M.2 hard drive that I just fitted to my Intel NUC to run along side each other.

At one point I was able to load both win 10 and Ubuntu from the Ubuntu boot menu. Then I got a bit carried away and decided to delete the partitions on my SSD Windows 10 hard drive. Since I have done that I cannot boot Windows 10 anymore. Ubuntu says that I only have Ubuntu installed on my computer.

I can see my files on the SSD through Ubuntu but it will not boot or give an option to boot? Can someone help please?

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    Possible duplicate of How to recover a deleted NTFS partition with data – Daniel Dec 21 '15 at 2:10
  • UEFI or BIOS. Best to see what is missing: Post the link to the Create BootInfo summary report. Is part of Boot-Repair: help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info But if you deleted Windows Boot partition, then link above to using testdisk should work. – oldfred Dec 21 '15 at 4:57
  • i ran testdisk last night and it could not find the partitions on the drive. i really don’t know what i have done. i can access the hard drive and see all he windows components on it etc. I ensured it was mounted and have backed up the data on an external hard drive. Would it be best to just format it and re-do?. Oh i did get an error on testdisc where it said "warning bad sectors" or something like that. i will run again and post , thanx – boab dee Dec 21 '15 at 22:13
  • paste.ubuntu.com/14403576 here is the pastebin, can some one advise why i cant get this to fix?. i have tried installing a new windows via usb but get errors on every copy i try to boot. by seond hard drive is saying "warning bad sectors when i try and boot into it. I can se al the files via ubuntu file view but i cannot get a windows to work. i dont mind wiping the drive and loading a new version of windows onto it, if only i knew how?. – boab dee Jan 4 '16 at 20:13

Try this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair Just burn Boot-Repair into a USB stick and then launch from USB

  • i tried that but doesnt work, paste bin above shows details – boab dee Jan 27 '16 at 21:50

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