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first, the general situation. i had an XP/Ubuntu dual boot machine that worked perfectly fine. I wanted to really switch to Linux, and decided to resize my XP partition, so i could create FAT32 partitions for all my media files and documents. in the end, i wanted to keep the windows-installation as well (you never know when it might come in handy).
however, during the partitioning (with Partition Magic), it blocked at about 30 percent. I had to do a hard reboot, and when i tried to load the XP partition in Grub, it automatically rebooted after a few seconds.
i still had ubuntu left, and i, foolishly, decided to mess around with TestDrive. this program suggested to change the number of cylinders per head (?), i did so, and as a result, i got a grub error.
when i loaded ubuntu from the LiveCD, i saw the entire linux partition was gone. i urgently needed my computer for university, so i decided to reinstall linux in the "unallocated space" that used to be my / en /home partitions.
i'm currently running Kubuntu, which works fine, but i can't load my NTFS partition. i'd really like it back, because my e-mail address book is on there (this was lost on the ubuntu-install that i lost, i have a outdated version on my windows-partition), as well as music, video, documents, etc... the most important stuff is backed up, but i'd really like it all back .
Can someone please help me recover my data? i don't need windows to work again, I just want the 'My Documents' folder back...
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've read through the forum, but I can't seem to find a solution. I'm a complete newbie, so it could be something stupid I'm forgetting or doing wrong...