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Toshiba Satelite Pro. Screen went black while on internet. Restarted and it says GNU GRUB version 1.97 beta 4 Minimal bash like line editing is supported. For the word tab lists possible comand completions. Anywhere else tab lists possible device file completions. SH: GRUB ..prompt What does this mean? Windows 7 is the operating system. What is the problem?

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  • kpearson927 Apr 27, 2010

    Hello thankyou for your quick response. I'm not familiar with computers on your level how can I fix this problem or can I fix this problem in laymens terms?

  • kpearson927 Apr 27, 2010

    How do I boot the computer with partition where windows is installed?

  • kpearson927 Apr 27, 2010

    Can I repair myself

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GNU GRUB is the boot loader of Linux. It looks like your laptop is on dual booh and the boot loader which is GRUB was damaged. Do you have another computer that has Linux in it? You can slave your Toshiba harddrive on another computer with Linux and fix GRUB boot loader from there.

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    Yes, you can fix that but I would suggest to communicate using any chat client so I can walk you through the process. I am going out for a while and will be back after an hour. I am willing to walk you through the repair process. Just let me know.

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This error comes when there is os system on computere linux and when your computer don't find linuv bootable files.
For that you need to boot your computer with partition where win7 installed or remove ubuntu source from computer.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

  • Yes you can but for that you need windows disk .
    First you have to wiped out the partition where linux grub installed.
    You can delete linux partitionj with linux bootable disk.
    Then insert windows disk into rom then set first boot device as your cd.dvd rom in bios.
    Then it boot with that disk Then follow the procedure on screen and choose R for repair previous windows.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
    Thanks for using FixYa.


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NOTE 1: If you have Ubuntu Quantal (12.10) or earlier, omit step 4 (the recovery mode menu items are displayed on the top-level menu).
NOTE 2: If you reboot, there is no need to hold the Shift key in step 3. The GNU GRUB menu will continue to be displayed automatically on each boot until a normal startup of Ubuntu completes. To configure GRUB so the menu is always displayed, even after a normal startup, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Setup.

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