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Windows won't boot. "No such partition, grub rescue"

souster

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Hi there,

Just yesterday I was on my computer playing Dota2, out of no where my computer froze, then blue screened. I shut it off, and when it came back on windows wouldn't load.

I'd come to a black screen:

Error: No such partition,
grub rescue:

I tried to load my windows 7 cd, but on repair option no windows was found, nor did any partitions show up to load/delete. I was wondering if anyone had any information on this problem.

my mobo/ssd are:

P8Z77-V PRO
OCZ Vertex 4 (256g)


Thanks for taking your time to give me any advice or information.
 

SKYMTL

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Grub rescue? Were you dual booting with Ubuntu?

If so, it sounds like it is looking for Windows on the wrong partition.
 

souster

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I got it new,

I did fool around before with "Backtrack linux", but i'm pretty sure i did not put it on my SSD. Let's say somehow I did, where would I go from here. My PC was working fine since i built it, until now. i have not been on backtrack, or changed any partitions/windows for months.
 

enaberif

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I got it new,

I did fool around before with "Backtrack linux", but i'm pretty sure i did not put it on my SSD. Let's say somehow I did, where would I go from here. My PC was working fine since i built it, until now. i have not been on backtrack, or changed any partitions/windows for months.
You most likely installed Backtrack somehow as Grub is only associated with linux and such.

Your most likely going to have to do a complete re-install.
 

souster

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a complete reinstall? i cannot access my SSD. When trying to boot windows cd, once i get to picking partition to install windows, SSD doesn't appear. (no partitions at all)
 

stoanee

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Had same issue (minus the grub issue) on a brand new ssd, it would not show up in disk management when trying to install OS.It was pooched, had to RMA....
 

Shadowarez

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May need a Linux live cd or live to rework partions on drive. So windows can recognize it again. Id use hirens boot cd or gparted live.
 

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