Ubuntu laptop is booting to grub/minimal bash-like line editing

I have had Ubuntu running on my Dell laptop for months.  But today instead of getting to the GUI is gets only so far as the grub> prompt.  Tab gives me possible commands of badram, boot, cat, chainloader, clear, configfile and etc.  What happened and is there any way I can get the system to boot up fully?
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amigan_99Network EngineerAsked:
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rysicCommented:
It looks like problem with your GRUB. You can use that to restore GRUB:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Which method are you suggesting?  I tried manual grub recovery but the bask-like cmd did not understand sudo nor setup.

This laptop lacks a CD but I do have Windows on here.  So a recovery option going through Windows might work.
rysicCommented:
The best solution is of course some external CD... Please write what Ubuntu version an if it is Grub2 because recovery from Windows is not working always...
amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the possible solutions.  I had to get going again so I did a fresh install with Wubi from Windows side.
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