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I deleted GRUB. How can I fix my PC using a live Fedora USB?

asked 2015-03-26 12:47:18 -0500

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updated 2015-03-26 13:19:13 -0500

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I have windows installed on a partition but it is not accessible (bootable) at all. I had Fedora and GRUB installed on a single partition which I deleted. What do I do?

On booting, GRUB Rescue shows up. And apparently I can't boot windows through GRUB rescue.

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answered 2015-03-30 00:54:01 -0500

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updated 2015-03-30 00:54:28 -0500

Download boot-repair-disk , create a bootable disk / LiveUSB from it , boot into boot-repair-disk .

Then you can run the application "Boot Repair" and the recommended repair will fix most issues and it can restore the windows MBR so that you can boot into Windows.

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answered 2015-03-26 15:04:10 -0500

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updated 2015-03-26 15:06:33 -0500

I assume you deleted the Fedora partition because you no longer wanted to use Fedora, correct? Usually, GRUB2 is installed on the disk MBR (not the Fedora partition). This is the default behavior. Unless you specifically installed GRUB2 in the Fedora partition, GRUB2 is installed on the MBR.

After deleting the Fedora partition, GRUB2 is still installed on the MBR. That's why you still see GRUB (albeit in Rescue mode because it can't find the Fedora partition).

If you no longer want to use Fedora, you can use a Windows Installation DVD to reinstall the Windows bootloader in the MBR and boot Windows.

If you want to keep on using Fedora, the simplest solution is to reinstall Fedora using a Fedora Live USB. This will reinstall GRUB2 in the MBR and you can use GRUB2 to boot both Fedora and Windows.

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