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Old 09-25-2003, 09:34 AM   #1
Caveman
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Exclamation Recover a lost partition!!!!!


Hi, I lost my partition of Windows XP, after I installed some apps in my linux OS.

When I use partition magic the XP partition is in "yellow" color, and when I start partition magic the app gives me also an error! Even when I use fdisk I cannot see the XP partition also!

Can anybody help me how can I recover my partition of XP so I can recover my data?



Thanx a lot!

Caveman!
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:53 AM   #2
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after I installed some apps in my linux OS.
What exact apps? Any error messages during/after install?

When I use partition magic the XP partition is in "yellow" color,
...dunno what yellow means, what does it say in the partitions properties?

and when I start partition magic the app gives me also an error!
What exact error?

Even when I use fdisk I cannot see the XP partition also!
What is the output of running fdisk? Try running "fdisk -l | tee fdisk.log" and post the contents of the file.

Btw, here's a broad LQ search on the subject: recover+ NTFS.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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you can use the program gpart to find your windows partition and then rewrite it with fdisk I think.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 04:12 PM   #4
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Dude, Partitioning disks "on-the-fly" style, with apps like PQmagic is a very bad idea. I guess you've found out why. They don't offer all those warnings for the fun of it you know.

Sounds to me like PQ has left some portion of your XP partition writeable to the Linux partition. This happens bro. They don't offer all those warnings for the fun of it you know.

I would think that you ship has sailed. Your disk must be a mess by now. Time to redo things properly, and nuke the lot and start from scratch.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 01:10 PM   #5
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Nevermind!

I formatted the partition already!

Thanx anyway!!!

Cave.
 
  


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