I just reformatted my whole computer. I put in my Windows XP disk, went to the setup screen, and saw a list of all the current partitions. But, in my "haste" (which is such a bad word to use during a system reformat ), I didn't realize that my big external hard drive was still plugged in. Even more terrible news, I mistook the external hard drive for the internal one I wanted to reformat. And the worst news is I deleted the partition.
I haven't actually formatted it yet, so all the data should still be on it, but the partition is gone. Is there a way to get the data back if the partition is gone? This is my backup drive so I really need that data.
reminder: This is a big external hard drive.