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Old 01-25-01, 01:29 PM
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Hey guys! I know some of you can help me.
I had Linux 6.2 on my computer. I tried to delete the partition reserved for it but I also erased another drive.
I had C:6.33 MB D:3.89 MB and E:1.94 MB. Now, using Windows it shows:
C:6.33 MB D:5.83 (Free Space). So I lost data from D and E. If it's possible how can I recover them?
Thank you very much!
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Old 01-25-01, 01:37 PM
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this should probably be in the computer forum.

so your saying it combined the two partitions?
which version of windows are you using?
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Windows 98!
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Old 01-25-01, 03:29 PM
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You need to run F Disk in dos and determine if those partitions are even still there. This just recently happened to me and I lost 3 partitions. Then on a reformat all the bad clusters on my C Drive wouldnt even allow Windows to setup. New hard drive on the way.....but Gateway is taking forever to send it.


As to how you do F Disk.....i honestly dont know, but someone else might be able to explain it.

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Old 01-25-01, 03:50 PM
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It will cost you, but if it is recoverable these guys can get it.

http://www.ontrack.com/datarecovery/

What can you do on your own? Not much unless you know how to access your hard drive at the bit level. There are some software programs out there that attempt to do this for you (like this http://www.powerquest.com/lostandfound/index.html )
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Old 01-25-01, 04:13 PM
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As to how you do F Disk.....i honestly dont know, but someone else might be able to explain it.




Boot the PC using a Windows Startup disk or a DOS boot disk, then type FDISK at the command prompt.

Select option 4 to view current partition status, option 1 to create partitions, option 2 to set the active partition, option 3 to delete partitions, option 5 to switch between physical drives if you have more than one installed drive

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