Ubuntu: Accident while trying to remove Ubuntu (GNU Grub v. 2.02 beta)



Question:

here's the problem in a nutshell:

  • I had a Ubuntu (probably the latest version) and Windows 8.1 dual boot on my ASUS UX-305FA laptop.
  • I tried to remove the Ubuntu operating system by following the guide on howtogeek.
  • First I went to disk management and found 5 partitions (of which only 2 had the NTFS title). I removed only 1 partition which was titled: Healthy (Primary Partition). The other 2 without the NTFS title were Healthy (Recovery Partition) and EFI (something, cannot remember) which I couldn't delete. These two partitions I left intact.
  • Then I made a recovery drive on my 32GB DataTraveler 100 G3 USB stick. I didn't include the "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive" option.
  • Then I proceeded to restart the computer with the USB stick attached. Now after each restart attempt I get the GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta black screen.

I have tried all 3 USB ports of which none work. I have tried tapping repeatedly F10 and F12 during boot but can't get past the GNU Grub. What to do now? I want to get rid of the Ubuntu operating system. I am ready & willing to restore the computer to Windows factory settings if necessary as I have taken backup copies of all my data. I don't have any Windows/Ubuntu install discs etc. but only my 32GB USB stick and another computer which I can use to download something from the internet if necessary.

How should I proceed now as my laptop is currently in an unusable state?

edit: I proceeded to download the Ubuntu Boot-Repair program but with no effect as I still get the GNU GRUB black screen. I now remember that I might have a Windows System Image Backup stored which I made before the dual boot. Would that be of any help?


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