Realy Fubar Computer!

#1
Okay, here is the problem! Started out with Window 8 on new computer, a HP Pavilion g7 AMD dual-core processor. Attempted to dual-boot Ubuntu. Went through all the steps to disable Secure Boot, etc. Somehow in all the different ideas folks have provided me, I have DELETED the MBR (i.e., there is NO NTFS partition), but only Ubuntu partition.

So, how do I get back to where I can install a "legal Windows 7" disk - software has NEVER been opened.

Whenever I start the computer Ubuntu loads and I can use Ubuntu, except for the fact I keep getting an error saying there is only about 120m of space left as Ubuntu files are at the end of the 750g disk!

So, like I mentioned, I really did FUBAR the computer and am needing help to get an NTFS partition back so Windows can install. Any and ALL help is appreciated.
 


patcooke

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#2
I hope you didn't remove the recovery partition as well! During startup keep pressing F11 to boot the recovery partition - this will restore your system back to factory settings. (Any user `data and other installed systems will be overwritten but you will get all yur original op sys and drivers etc back to scratch).
 


#3
So, recovery partition should be on my Drive E, correct? As I know when I initially looked at the hard drive, there was of course the "C" drive; "D" drive for program I believe; "E" drive for rescue/restore point; and "F" drive being the CD/DVD drive. If so, then that should still be there, as I did NOT delete any drives. I did delete the Windows NTFS partition though on the "C" drive, and of course the MBR!

So, if I keep clicking F11 that should do the restore to factory settings? I will try that when I get home from work.
 


patcooke

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#4
If that doesn't work (and losing the mbr may cause problems there) there are other methods for booting into the recovery partition - let us know what happens when you try F11 and we'll take it from there.
 


#5
Pat,

Attempted to continue to hit the "F11" key and briefly saw "F11 system restore" or something to that effect in the lower-left hand corner of the screen. As soon as I released the "F11" key Ubuntu loaded. So, where do I go from here? Still confused as to how to recover from my stupidity of erasing the partitions!
 


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