I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this:
error: file not found. grub rescue>
So I searched the internet and wise Internet suggested putting the Windows DVD in the computer and click repair and type something in cmd.exe. Problem: When I click on "Repair your PC" a message says that the DVD and the Windows Version are not compatible. But it is the Same DVD I installed Windows earlier and I didn't do any updates!
Ok so next try: Installing Ubuntu again. I did it using a bootable USB Stick and successfully installed Ubuntu. I thought that GRUB would be restored after I reinstall Ubuntu. But false! Still the same message. Then in grub rescue I tried ls:
(hd0)(hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos4) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1)
(hd1) is the bootable USB Stick.
Then I tried searching for the /boot/grub folder on every drive. Every drive got me this:
error: unknown filesystem. except for (hd0,msdos5) which gave me
error: bad filename.
I am really confused, really don't know what to do and I don't want to lose my data on the Windows Partition! Can anyone help me?