Kubuntu 7.10 randomly repairing another OS?
OK, this will make about as much sense as writing with the eraser and blanking it out with the pencil. I would write an elaborate explanation of the situation that occurred but I do NOT have any. What I can say is... I had a hard drive failing and was removing files to place them on another drive... including a windows installation. For some reason i was unable to repartition or format the drive so I had to delete the system files by hand, and hadnt been able to get them all... but MOST were gone (such as the windows system folders and most of the contents therein), and still had yet another fully funtional partition on another drive with XP on it... WELL, I had some hardware issues with my install of Kubuntu 7.10 and reinstalled it in my typical multi-boot configuration, and when I chose the option to go back to windows xp for some gaming... my "deleted" install of XP was the one booting! The one I deleted everything from, system files and whatnot. The install that was previously functional IS still there, but will not boot. The one I deleted everything from was working perfectly again... And all the files were restored as if I never deleted or moved any of them! Is it a fluke, or did somehow kubuntu repair it? I have 24 years experience using and building computers, but I have NEVER heard of this happening, let alone actually witnessed it!
Is it possible that somehow Kubuntu repaired it?
Last edited by nightwalker1977; 11-26-2007 at 02:06 AM.