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actually, coming to think of it, i didnt even format it, i just deleted the partition....which should hopefully make it a lot easier to fix
i just need to fix the file allocation table some how if that make's it easier to help me
You may have to delete all the partitions that are causing mischief before rebuiding the partition table.
It is common for a partitioning program to evade its responsibility when confronted with something that is illogical to it. Fdisk is the most robust tool I know but I tend to use cfdisk the moment the disk is cleared.
If the partition had been merely deleted, you wouldn't have a problem. Testdisk is the best solution for things like that.
The message from cfdisk could be a problem. Last time I looked at the code, you get that because the sig bytes for the disk are gone.
If this is the case neither cfdisk nor fdisk will open it.