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November 25, 2012 5:33:21 AM

A tale told by an idiot.

It was 6 o'clock in the mourning I haven't gone to bed all night. I was looking at random programs on the internet. And I installed Ubuntu on my Windows Vista Toshiba Labtop. Computer screen went black nothing was working so I held the power button down. Now computer won't boot.

I have spent 24 hours doing everything you could think of to re-boot my computer. Everything. Nothing would work. Nothing.

I kept thinking "I must of fried my hard drive by holding the power button down to turn it off I know your not supposed to do that". Just recently I had realized that I download Ubuntu. I'm pretty sure this is the problem why my computer won't boot what so ever.

2 Notes of Genius:
1. I'm almost positive my computer isn't even compatible with Ubuntu
2. I did not back up any of my precious precious pictures,documents,programs.

I want to uninstall Ubuntu while putting windows back. And I don't want to lose any of my stuff. Please help.
November 25, 2012 7:57:53 AM

Hello friend, when you installed ubuntu:

did you install as WUBI, repartition and add ubuntu to free space, or 'use entire hdd'

In the first two cases, your data is recoverable. In the last option, your data is probably gone as you have formatted your entire drive and written new data to it.

BTW "I'm almost positive my computer isn't even compatible with Ubuntu
" is likely false, linux is compatible with almost any consumer hardware (both modern and ancient), though sometimes things like video cards (do you have nvidia card?) have quirks and require special boot parameters (nomodeset)
November 25, 2012 8:06:11 AM

Thanks for being willing to help.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2087940

Posted this same question on there. They think it has something to do with Windows. (me holding the power button down to turn off my computer). But my computer keeps telling me it can't find windows. And this was right after I downloaded ubuntu.

And I installed it as WUBI.
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November 25, 2012 1:03:42 PM

Sorry pal you are SOL. Once Linux is installed on a box it **CANN0T** be removed. Ever. By anyone. It's like rusted iron on a salty beach. First it gets into your BIOS. Then down the power-line to your toaster and frig. Rock solid installs into the motors corrupting Faradays Law. Forget ever having **light** toast rye.bread or ice.cold milk . Ever.

TeamBills said:
A tale told by an idiot.

It was 6 o'clock in the mourning I haven't gone to bed all night. I was looking at random programs on the internet. And I installed Ubuntu on my Windows Vista Toshiba Labtop. Computer screen went black nothing was working so I held the power button down. Now computer won't boot.

I have spent 24 hours doing everything you could think of to re-boot my computer. Everything. Nothing would work. Nothing.

I kept thinking "I must of fried my hard drive by holding the power button down to turn it off I know your not supposed to do that". Just recently I had realized that I download Ubuntu. I'm pretty sure this is the problem why my computer won't boot what so ever.

2 Notes of Genius:
1. I'm almost positive my computer isn't even compatible with Ubuntu
2. I did not back up any of my precious precious pictures,documents,programs.

I want to uninstall Ubuntu while putting windows back. And I don't want to lose any of my stuff. Please help.

November 25, 2012 3:41:09 PM

Wut? Ignore the above post.

I read your other thread, it sounds like all you should need are to obtain a windows dvd, boot from that and use the included windows boot repair program.
November 26, 2012 2:58:58 AM

I tried the windows boot repair program it couldn't get through. I also tried another program but it didn't work either or said "could not find windows" going to try to download the ubuntu iso and see what happens. Sadly I don't have anything big enough I can save my stuff onto until I see my dad. He has some external hard drives.

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December 10, 2012 12:46:37 PM
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The absolute first thing I 'd check is if the hard drive is FULL. Get a boot disk and look at space on the hard drive, if none, erase something. Next thing to try is testdisk on a live copy of linux. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step It can recover lost files and even lost partitions that have been formatted over.
December 17, 2012 3:32:02 AM

Best answer selected by TeamBills.
December 17, 2012 3:34:00 AM

stillblue said:
The absolute first thing I 'd check is if the hard drive is FULL. Get a boot disk and look at space on the hard drive, if none, erase something. Next thing to try is testdisk on a live copy of linux. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step It can recover lost files and even lost partitions that have been formatted over.


Thank you stillblue. That's what I did. Getting a external hard drive tomorrow.
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