[SOLVED] – Error No Such Partition Grub Rescue in Windows 10
Error No Such Partition Grub Rescue Windows 10
Nowadays there are always many disk or partition problems during the process of using a laptop or desktop. Some problems including black screen, blue screen, system breakdown, system restart, or system file corruption often occur on your computer. When an issue appears, usually it is followed by a message which informs you the specific error. Among them, no such partition error in Windows is very common, which is very common in the dual system. It always appears when you boot your computer, then an error message "GRUB loading. Welcome to GRUB! Error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>" or "error: no such partition. grub rescue>" is following, just like the following pictures show.
An example is here:
"I have windows 10 installed on my computer as well as Ubuntu 9.10. I recently deleted the Ubuntu to make space on my computer for some movies and pictures. Since uninstalling Ubuntu I am no longer able to boot my windows 10 or do anything on my computer. Now when I try to start my computer the only message that I get is:
error: no such partition
My computer is stuck at this point. I need help to getting my computer working again. If anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated."
This is from one forum about this error. In addition to this situation, you can know more cases below.
When Does The Error Happen
Now, suppose that there are two systems, Windows 10 and Ubuntu. You may choose to do some disk and partition operations to these two operating system partitions on the same hard disk, especially Ubuntu OS partition. However, in some circumstances, error no such partition in Windows 10 happens.
- Delete Ubuntu Partition
For a long time, you don't like such a system because you may think this command line based system is difficult to use, so you want to uninstall it for a new partition creation. Or there is only a bit of free disk space left, so you decide to delete such a partition to free up some disk space and extend your other partitions.
- Resize/Merge/Split Partition
When managing your hard drive, such as resize/merge/split Ubuntu partition, perhaps this issue appears when restarting your computer.
- Reinstall Ubuntu OS
Sometimes, you reinstall Ubuntu operating system for some reasons including system breakdown, or system file damage.
- Restore Ubuntu OS to the Old Version
After making an upgrade, some issues often appear, so some of you choose to restore to the old Version, such as Ubuntu 8.X.
Why No Such Partition Grub Rescue Windows 10 Occurs
You may ask me what the specific factors causing such a problem on your computer are. Here I will make a detailed analysis of this error to you.
- Reason 1: Generally speaking, the most common reason of this error is due to a misconfigured boot loader file. While installing Ubuntu in Windows, a part of Grub lives in the Master Boot Record (MBR), while the other parts live in the Linux boot partition. That is to say, although the Ubuntu partition is deleted, Grub is still in MBR. In addition, the active partition is not set correctly. As a result, on the startup of operating system Windows 10, you receive such an error of "no such partition grub rescue".
- When resizing Ubuntu partition, UUID is modified, so Grub can't read the boot information.
- When reinstalling Ubuntu system, you may install it to a new partition, and the original partition has been formatted, but you haven't reinstalled Grub 2.
- While restoring to Ubuntu 8.X, the Grub is the version 1, so Grub 2 is damaged.
But what should you do to fix it and ensure the operating system boot normally? Please try the following solutions one by one now.
How to Fix Ubuntu Grub Rescue in Windows 10
The above content mentioned four cases and the specific reasons about this issue, now I will give you the detailed solutions about this four situations.
Case 1: When Deleting Ubuntu Partition
As you know, after uninstalling Ubuntu partition, Windows 10 is unable to boot due to boot loader files, so the important thing is to fix MBR and restore the boot sector code. How to do the work? Read on now.
Solution 1: Fix MBR and Restore Boot Sector Code
Rebuild MBR with MiniTool Partition Wizard
In order to fix boot sector and BCD files easily and effectively, you can ask for a third-party tool for help. When searching such a tool online, many kinds of software are listed here. Among them, MiniTool Partition Wizard is popular in managing partition and disk, now it is recommended to you. As a professional and reliable partition manager, this tool can be used to resize partition, extend partition, copy partition, migrate OS to SSD/HD, convert between NTFS and FAT32, convert disk between MBR and GPT, rebuild MBR, recover partition and so on.
This partition magic owns five editions, including Free Edition, Professional Edition, Server Edition, Enterprise Edition and Technician Edition. Besides, this tool has "Bootable Media" feature which is available when there is no operating system or your OS fails to boot. Here in this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition is a good choice in Windows 10, which supports such a feature to enable you to rebuild MBR when error no such partition in Windows 10 issue occurs.
Before you do:
You need to purchase a license key of Professional Edition since MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition doesn't support "Bootable Media" function. Then do as the articles show to boot your computer with the bootable disc.
Now it is time to rebuild MBR with this tool. Here is the guidance:
Step 1: After booting your computer, you will enter the following interface. Click "Partition Wizard" to launch this tool.
Step 2: Then you will enter into the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. Please select the target disk within Windows 10 operating system, and then click "Rebuild MBR" feature from "Check Disk" menu.
Step 3: At last, click "Apply" to execute this change.
With MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition, you can easily rebuild MBR. After restarting your PC, the error no such partition can be fixed.
Tip: After MBR is repaired, you are suggested to migrate Windows 10 OS to SSD/HD for system backup.
Rebuild BCD Files with Windows 10 Automatic Repair
In addition to using a third-party tool, there is another way can be used to repair error no such partition grub rescue after deleting Ubuntu issue. When Windows 10 is unable to boot, if you restart system several times, the system will enter into WinRe mode. Sometimes Win 10 system will go to Automatic Repair interface automatically or you can use a Windows 10 installation disc to go into this recovery environment. Then repair your system according to the step-by-step guidance by grub rescue commands boot Windows.
1. Under "Choose an option" tab, click "Troubleshoot" button.
2. Then click "Advanced options" feature. In the pop-up window, choose "Command Prompt" to start to fix BCD files.
3. Once CMD starts, type the following commands in turn:
4. At last, close Command Prompt and restart your computer.
Then, probably deleted Ubuntu partition grub rescue error will be fixed.
Restore the Boot Sector Code with Windows 10 Automatic Repair
If the above way is useless, you should take restoring the boot sector code into account. In order to do this work, a Windows DVD or USB flash drive is necessary. Just do as the following steps show:
1. Firstly connect your USB flash drive to your computer. Or insert Windows 10 DVD to PC.
2. Then you need to restart the computer several times to enter into Automatic Repair.
3. Next, click Troubleshoot-Advanced Options-Command Prompt to open CMD.
4. Now you need to type these command lines:
select disk 0
5. Then all volumes will be displayed here. In "Type" column, you will find "DVD-ROM" value, Please remember the drive letter of your disc. Here I take letter F as an example.
6. Next type the command lines:
7. Then you should check if you have bootsect.exe files in the list. If so, enter the following command:
bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr
8. Restart your computer.
It is complicated to use commands to rebuild BCD and MBR, and here to use a third-party tool should be wise, just like the above content shows.
Solution 2: Manually Configure the Active Partition
In addition to MBR issue, another common factor of no such error in Windows 10 is that you didn't set the correct partition in active. If you want to ensure your computer can boot normally, you must set partition active. When booting PC, the BIOS will start up the boot loader from an active partition. Otherwise, many issues including "Error: no such partition" are easy to appear. How to do this work? Also, run Command Prompt by entering into WinRE.
1. Type diskpart.
2. Then type the following commands one by one:
- list disk: all hard drives in your computer will be displayed.
- select disk n: n means the disk where Windows 10 is installed. Here I choose disk 0.
- list volume: all volumes on disk 0 is listed.
- select volume n: n refers to the number of system partition.
- active: it can mark the correct system partition active.
Run MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD
In addition to diskpart, here is also a simple way to do this work. MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD is also a good choice. Before you do, you also need to boot your computer from a bootable disc.
Step 1: In the MiniTool Partition Wizard main interface, also you should select the target partition. Then click "Set Active" feature in the left pane.
Step 2: Finally, click "Apply" to perform this operation.
After finishing marking Windows 10 system partition in active, you can boot your computer normally. Now deleted Ubuntu partition grub rescue issue is fixed.
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Case 2: When Doing Certain Ubuntu Partition Operations
It is possible that Grub is damaged when managing Ubuntu, such as resize partition and reinstall Ubuntu OS, so you can choose to reinstall or fix Grub. When Ubuntu grub rescue in Windows 10 issue occurs, you can see grub rescue> prompt appears in screen, which means Grub 2 has failed to find the grubfolder, the grub.cfgfile, and/or the associated modules. It is presented so you can provide the path to the grub folder, load the necessary modules, and provide the proper boot commands. Generally, this prompt occurs due to an incorrect path to the grubfolder, a failure to update Grub 2 after certain system or partition operations, improper designation of the grubfolder location, or a failed installation. In order to successfully fix grub, please do as the following commands show, a screenshot is provided to you:
For more information, please visit this video:
How to Avoid No Such Partition Error
In order to avoid such an issue to happen again, you should pay attention to the following points:
- If you want to delete Ubuntu OS in a dual system, please do this work in a correct way. Here is a way from one forum:
- If you want to reinstall Ubuntu operating system, please ensure the new system is installed to the original partition.
- You'd better not restore your Ubuntu system to an old version, otherwise, Grub can be damaged.
Now we go to the end of this post. In this article, I introduce you what "no such partition grub rescue Windows 10" error is, the reasons to this issue and the detailed solutions. Now after trying so many solutions, it is believed that you may solve such an error and can boot your Windows 10 system successfully. If you have any suggestion or need any help, welcome to email us via firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. Thanks in advance.
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