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tarwood 06-29-2005 03:40 PM

Recover lost NTFS files from Linux???
 
Ok major fubar... :D

I tried reinstalling windows over a previous mishap and lost all my partitions...

C:\ windows xp 25GB (NTFS)
D:\ misc 55GB (NTFS)
E:\ misc 55GB (NTFS)
F:\ Linux 55GB

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Here's what I had before...

Disk /dev/hda: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24792 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 2 3264 26210047+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda2 * 3265 10444 57673350 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 10445 17624 57673350 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda4 17625 24790 57560895 83 Linux
/dev/hda5 2 3264 26210016 7 HPFS/NTFS
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Here's what I have now... Ugh...

Disk /dev/hda: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24792 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1958 15727603+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
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PLEASE tell me there is a way to recover these lots partitions. When I reinstalled windows I didn't think it would wipe everything away. I did do a format on this 15GB partition, but thats still within the space of the last windows. Shouldn't affect the rest right???

Gotta love being a newbie... LOL

masand 06-29-2005 04:38 PM

u need to try varouos partitoninig tools
some are here
http://ultimatebootcd.com/

also
there is one tool called
acronis recovery expert
u need to install that on some other window OS and then run that for this hard disk

regards

rkettle 06-29-2005 05:24 PM

90% chance it is lost... Windows will always wipe it unless you tell it otherwise... did you use the win tools to tell it all of the partitions?

Try using a GUI linux install to re-instate the bootloader... something like Mandrake... it might be that Grub or Lilo have been wiped by Windows. If this fails... then you have lost it.

Regards
Richard

tarwood 06-30-2005 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by masand
there is one tool called
acronis recovery expert
u need to install that on some other window OS and then run that for this hard disk


OMG, I can not thank you enough, This program recovered all my partitions, perfectly.
Thank you.

masand 06-30-2005 03:02 PM

acronis has also helped me on many counts
gr8 tool


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