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Old 04. May 2010, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default please help with partition recover

hello everyone

actually i was trying to install back track 4 linux on my system and during the
installation by mistake i selected the partition in which all my data was stored as swap area an continued the setup, but the setup couldnt complete and showed a erroe that the DVD is damaged.so i was not able to install linux but when i started my old OS i.e. Win XP , in the my computer it only showed the win xp partition and the other drive was lost
so can anybody help me recover my drive without formatting it.

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Old 04. May 2010, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi and Welcome,
Have you tried using Ubuntu as a 'live CD' to recover the data on that missing drive? Good guide here:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/

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May also be worth reading this section - http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...on-manager.htm

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Lost/Deleted Partition Recovery:

My top two choices both offer partition recovery wizards. Both work as expected. For Partition Wizard, you will need to download the bootable recovery CD from their website and burn to a CD. Why make a recovery disk? Well, if the partition that you happen to delete is the main OS partition, your computer will not boot, so a recovery CD will be essential in restoring the partition or fixing the master boot record in order to return your computer to a bootable state.

You might also want to try TestDisk. This is a console application designed for data recovery. The free program can be used to fix partition table, recover deleted partitions or copy files from deleted partitions. Other features include recover or rebuild NTFS or FAT boot sector, fix FAT tables, undelete files from the file systems, etc.
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