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Old 07-07-2001, 11:41 AM   #16
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is there anyway i can recover the data?
 
Old 07-07-2001, 04:12 PM   #17
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That depends on exactly what you did. If you repartitioned your drive and deleted the original Windows partition then, well... I'd say you're hooped and it's better that it happened to you and not me.

If you didn't delete the partition then it's still there. I doubt you would be able to mount it as swap space as it has the wrong signature. None of the linux installs I've use have ever just gone and deleted partitions without EXPLICIT instructions to do so. You have to pull the trigger.

Does Win2K have a boot floppy with something like fdisk on it? Use it, but DON'T DO ANYTHING YET! Just see if your Windows partition is still alive. If it's still there you need to rewrite the master boot record (MBR). I don't knowWin2K, but under Win3x to Win9x/ME you could use
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c:\>fdisk /MBR
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Old 07-07-2001, 04:46 PM   #18
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i got windows 95 and a boot disk but windows2000 didnt come with a boot disk it come on by itself whne i boot up
 
Old 07-07-2001, 05:18 PM   #19
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i got windows 95 and a boot disk but windows2000 didnt come with a boot disk it come on by itself whne i boot up
So you got a new machine with the operating system preinstalled and no media? That's kind of useless. Who would do a thing like that? Oh. Microsoft. I guess you could have made a boot disk while in Win2K, but it appears that you didn't.

You could fire up a browser and dig thru MS tech support, or just whip out your Visa/MC and phone them up. It should only cost you around a hundred bucks.

Just a wild guess but is this your computer? Or did you mess with your Mom's/Dad's/Boss's new Dell?
 
  


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