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BASH-like line GRUB error after deleting Linux partition.

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    Windows 8.1

    BASH-like line GRUB error after deleting Linux partition.

    Hi to everybody around here. First, first time poster and reader here. Read that this one is the best Windows forum out there. I'll explain this very detailed so I can help yo too: 1- Installed Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca through bootable USB without any problem. To do so, I shrunk the C: partititon and created a 100 GB partition for Linux Mint. 2- Tried Linux Mint but had some issues with the graphic drivers, so I decided to delete Linux Mint from my laptop and give Ubuntu a try since it's more compatible (IMO) with the hardware. 3- Rebooted, went into W8.1 using GRUB like always. Deleted Linux partition and integrated it again to C: 4- I thought I finished my work so turned off the PC and went to sleep. Next day after booting: GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. grub> Ok. Have to point out that: 1- Since is a laptop it came with W8 preinstalled, so I have no installation DVD to fix the MBR (in case that's what I have to do). 2- I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu, but even though I set USB as first boot device in BIOS, it is not recognized by GRUB or something, idk. Laptop: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5351 AMD A8-6410 APU @2.0 GHz quad-core AMD R5-230M graphics (integrated in APU). 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Also I'd love that someone explains to me the correct way to uninstall Linux in the case I have to do it again (optional). Thanks in advance, dudes.

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    It's hard to understand/read what you did.

    1.Windows will not be bootable because GRUB boot loaded puts it's own MBR. fix this either run startup repair from Windows installation media or install new Linux which wll hopefully recognize Windows partition during partitioning part, (while initiating installation)
    3.In worst case scenario you'll have to learn how to use GRUB or manually put Windows MBR or reinstall Windows.
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    Once you have deleted the Linux Partitions and want to use that space for Windows, you have to do a "Fixmbr" under Windows Repair. Then you go back and insert the Linux CD or DVD, boot it as a "Live" install, use Gparted to delete the old Linux partitions and combine them with the existing Windows space.

    You are talking maybe 15 min's max to do this.
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