I have an old laptop with Windows Vista Home and Ubuntu 11. So I decided to upgrade Ubuntu.

I had a separate partition which had Ubuntu installed on it. I deleted that partition.

Now, when I try to start my laptop, the GRUB shows its error console (GRUB rescue) and I am stuck.

To add to my troubles, my BIOS is locked and I don't remember the password. Also, I no longer have recovery disks.

I have some data on my Windows and would love to get it uncorrupted.

What should I do without recovery discs and BIOS password ? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


I had to take my laptop to a technician who reset the BIOS password.

GRUB should have a feature to at least let the healthy windows (if present) boot if it can't find Ubuntu.

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