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How to restore a lost partition


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Hello,

It is a little complicated.... I have two physical disks, HD1 holds my systems (XP & Vista), and HHD2 was used for data. It had 3 partitions on it (I'm not sure as to the structure - which were physical and which logical). I've decided to install Ubuntu on the first partition on HD2, so I opened disk manager and unwittingly deleted it. Which caused my Windows (XP) to reboot, and when it booted the 1st and the 3rd partitions on HD2 became "Unallocated". I installed Ubuntu as planned, but it cannot load, giving me the error message (something like: cannot access partition).

I did set HD2 to be first in the boot sequence before installing and trying to load Ubuntu.
My question is, mainly, how I restore my lost partition (the 3rd on HD2).
Ubuntu not loading is another issue.

Would be grateful for any advice,
SOADA
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Well, it's been resolved.
Based on a recommendation I found on GTG I used TestDisk - followed the pretty detailed instructions on their wiki page - to recover the partition : )
As for the Linux not booting issue - it may have also been resolved by this, gotta check. Will BU my data first.... worst case, I can always repartition HD2.

Thanks anyway,
SOADA
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