Sometimes GRUB may be lost due to a fresh Windows install or some other reason. Below is a quick step guide to restore GRUB.
Step 1: Boot your system with a Linux live CD
Step 2: Open a terminal and run the following command to get in to the GRUB command mode:
Step 3: Now to find the partition that has the GRUB boot loader run:
Step 4: From step 3 we will know the partition that has grub boot loader.
replace # with the partition returned by step 3.
Step 5: Run the following command to install grub on the MBR(Master Boot Record) of the first drive.
If you want to install it into the boot sector of a partition instead of MBR run the following command:
replace # with partition
Step 6: To quit the grub command line mode run:
Now reboot the system to find GRUB restored.
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It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.