n4arsonist wrote:Again, thank you guys so much for all the help and quick replies.
I was able to delete the remaining partitions and use the recovery cd, everything went fine until I rebooted, whereupon it gives me the error,
"Error: unknown filesystem."
Well, something is amiss on your recovery disk and re-installation of Win7.
Usually win7 will overwrite MBR and make it bootable.
Your error message
indicates that MBR is still with Linux's boot loader grub.
so your win7 recovery disks somehow did not install windows boot manager onto MBR, that is quite unusual.
something is not right on your recovery disks.
Nevermind, if you still cannot get win7 to install its own boot loader,
and if your win7 installation is really complete , but just missing boot loader,
you can try a quick trick , that is to install Lilo onto MBR.
The method to fix the MBR is:
1. Boot the machine using the Linux Live USB/CD.
2. Install lilo
sudo apt-get install lilo
3. Fix the MBR using lilo using the command:
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
4. reboot, and hope for the best.