Linux installed, linux partitions lost, computer scragged, need serious help.
Installed SuSe 9.1 from FTP last night and for some reason it wouldn't load a gui for me...so I reboot back into windows, posted a msg in another thread asking for assistance for it see if anyone could help me there. Then I rebooted because my comp started acting glitchy. Rebooted only to find that it decided it didn't like the linux partitions... apparently anything involving a grub bootloader was removed.
The comp attempts to load the grub bootloader but not finding a linux OS or anythign resembling the complete grub gives me a limited console interface to whatever I have left. My only salvation is that I had the SuSe live eval cd nearby so I loaded into it and am now posting this msg.
Is there ANYWAY whatso ever to restore my comp so I can get back into windows and not lose say oh...about 2 years worth of stuff from video files to sound files to pictures, emails, logs, etc that I need? Or am I totally fubared?
Take into account I can't even find my oem cds that came with my comp as they're in NC and I'm FL at the moment. Only have the 2000 upgrade cd that I used to upgrade from Win ME to 2000. So I don't have any sort of winOS thats bootable.
*sighs* Someone please show mercy upon this ignorant fool and help him.