Grub Rescue, Device Error, Need technical Help

Asked by ahsan_zen on 2011-01-26

Hello, i have a major problem. i just downloaded ubuntu and installed thorugh wubi. it all worked well until i updated ubuntu with its usual updates and now my dual systems Win 7 and ubuntu are both not working and when i start it gives me device error:
Grub Rescue>....(no command works.)
please provide me a detailed explanination on how to solve this and also i have personal data on it too, anyway i could back up that data. Please help me.

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bcbc (bcbc) said : #1

Boot from your Windows 7 dvd (or repair CD) to a repair prompt and run: bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bcbc (bcbc) said : #2

PS... this problem only affected your windows bootloader in the drive Master Boot Record (MBR). It has not touched any of the data on your drive (both Windows and Ubuntu should boot normally after applying the above fix).

The Wubi megathread on Ubuntuforums http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1639198 discusses the problem (Problem #1). If you read further down you can prevent future problems by applying the permanent fix including locking packages grub-pc and grub-common.

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