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May 25, 2013 4:02:04 PM

So yesterday, I bought a copy of windows 7 off of a friend. I promptly reformatted my Western Digital Barracuda 1TB hard drive, which contained Ubuntu at the time. After popping the Windows disk into my optical drive, I received this error.

Boot from CD/DVD:_
error: unknown file system.
Grub rescue>_

After testing again with a different, clean hard drive, I was prompted to choose between Windows XP Pro or Windows XP 2003. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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May 25, 2013 4:13:45 PM

Call your friend, and ask him if he gave you the right disk.
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May 25, 2013 4:46:25 PM

USAFRet said:
Call your friend, and ask him if he gave you the right disk.

It is. Because of his work position, he got a free windows 7 64 bit intended for his company's DELL computers.
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May 25, 2013 4:49:59 PM

TheTrekerGamer said:
USAFRet said:
Call your friend, and ask him if he gave you the right disk.

It is. Because of his work position, he got a free windows 7 64 bit intended for his company's DELL computers.


Well...if you have a completely empty HDD, and the only thing bootable is the DVD, and it asks you "Windows XP Pro" or "Windows XP 2003"....that would lead one to believe that Windows 7 is not on that DVD.
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May 25, 2013 4:55:58 PM

USAFRet said:
TheTrekerGamer said:
USAFRet said:
Call your friend, and ask him if he gave you the right disk.

It is. Because of his work position, he got a free windows 7 64 bit intended for his company's DELL computers.


Well...if you have a completely empty HDD, and the only thing bootable is the DVD, and it asks you "Windows XP Pro" or "Windows XP 2003"....that would lead one to believe that Windows 7 is not on that DVD.


But see, that's the thing. If my Hard Drive was empty, I shouldn't be getting grub errors, right? Seems mainly like a linux thing, so maybe it didn't reformat? And concerning Windows....yah, I need to get a refund :D 
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