So, I just spent all afternoon writing my statements of purpose for grad school in the library. Upon coming home, I opened my trusty Dell Inspiron 1420 and accidentally touched the button of death: the Dell Media Source button. This goddamn button has ruined my computer before when I used to use Ubuntu.
Well, now, to my surprise, I can’t boot my computer. All I got at first was something like, “Loading GRUB please wait…ERROR 17.” This leads me to believe that Ubuntu is still on my computer.
After some searching, I found people suggesting to use my Vista CD to repair it using fixboot then fixmbr. I did this (see note*) and now I get nothing but a blinking cursor when I boot.
What’s the deal? Any ideas?
In addition, I thought Ubuntu was gone from my computer, and I have no desire for it to be there. If the solution requires that I get rid of GRUB**, fine.
*One worrisome thing is that when click “Repair your computer,” it doesn’t show any instances of windows on the computer!
**that is an Ubuntu thingy right? It’s not Vista, is it?