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How can I restore my "Unknown" partition type, back to NTFS?

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That was quick. A friend recommended that I try "Test Disk" and see if that would resolve my problem. I burned it to a CD and gave it a shot. It told me that my partition table was corrupt, and promptly repair it for me! :)

Lately I've been having trouble restoring my PC after uninstalling GRUB, and an Ubuntu install from it. Usually I don't encounter any problems when doing this, but this time is different. My Windows XP (NTFS) partition is listed as "Other" in Partition Magic, and "Unknown" in GParted rather than "NTFS".

How can I gain access to Windows partition once again? I am more than willing to provide any information, and run any tests necessary to produce said information in order to find out what's going on here.

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Edited by Vette7, 28 August 2011 - 09:33 AM.

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