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  1. #11
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    According to your images you indeed have overwritten your 250 GB disk. At least the first 512 MB contains a partition with Fat16 filesystem and PDL on it. The rest of the disk seems not to be written onto, but is formatted as ext3. This is probably only a header for the partition and the original data may still be there.
    I advice you to not touch that disk for now. Search for help from people who know a lot about disk recovery! It has nothing to do with GRUB anymore.
    Search the forum for "diskrecovery" or start a new thread about your problem and mention diskrecovery in the title so interested people will find it easy. I know some of the forummembers are specialist in this subject.
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    You might be able to save at least some of your data with SystemRescueCD at this link:

    Main Page - SystemRescueCd

    I'd suggest reading the documentation before taking any action.

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    Okay, update... CD Drive still doesnt work but the USB drive does, im having trouble making the GRUB USB drive though, it says to type su # into the terminal, and it simply does not work, it just shows the prompt again, and i cannot get past this step... any help?

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    If you get no result by typing "su", try "su -", or "sudo" or "sudo su" . One of these should work. The site indicates to use root for administrator (root) as well as "root" for root password.

  6. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Hi and Welcome !

    It looks like you installed Boot Loader ( GRUB ) in the MBR of Harddisk having Windows OS.
    Boot up from Windows XP installation CD, select Repair and execute FIXMBR command at repair prompt. It will remove GRUB and Windows OS will boot up fine on reboot.
    okay, i have not installed grub onto anything, ive been trying to get it on a USB, it just wont let me, error 11 when i type root (hd3, 0)

    i tried the FIXMBR command and it did not work, im trying the systemrescueCD in ubuntu now (the CD Drive works now, and im in ubuntu)

  7. #16

    Disk Recovery PenDriveLinux

    here is the situation so far:

    I tried installing PenDriveLinux onto a USB drive, accidentally installed onto main harddrive instead, i did NOT have supergrub at the time, then the CD Drive didnt work. i went into the system settings and turned the CD Drive back on, booted from a WindowsXP disk, went into recovery mode and typed FIXMBR - i am now in ubuntu running off of the CD Drive because FIXMBR didn't do anything for me, it still starts off of pendrivelinux at startup. now all i want to do is get into windows XP and recover all of my files from the harddrive, if at all possible, any help here?

    I took this Screenshot of the partition manager in ubuntu, hope this helps:
    http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/6436/11134433ib7.png

    Any email can be sent to KRATOSCRUX@live.com

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    Kratos, please stop creating duplicate threads and redirects because it's against the forum rules to do so.

    You can continue any discussion regarding this issue in this thread since it's all the same issue. Creating duplicates and redirects only adds confusion for anyone that tries to help you.

    Thanks.
    oz

  9. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Kratos, please stop creating duplicate threads and redirects because it's against the forum rules to do so.

    You can continue any discussion regarding this issue in this thread since it's all the same issue. Creating duplicates and redirects only adds confusion for anyone that tries to help you.

    Thanks.
    SORRY!! im a noob to this thing just trying to create another one because if i change it to disk recovery instead of pendrivelinux disaster i might get more help! sorry if i did anything against rules im just a noob ****er (yeah, i star stuff out myself cause i dont wanna break the rules)

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    No problem... note that I changed the title of this thread for you right after you created the first duplicate.
    oz

  11. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    No problem... note that I changed the title of this thread for you right after you created the first duplicate.
    Thanx!

    now all i need is people to tell me what if anything i can do, and seriously i think this image might help i dont know what to make of it but if that 2** GB of space has windows still in there then i want to get my files out of there, i can re-install windows after that, its been needing a re-install for the longest time now.

    http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/6436/11134433ib7.png

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