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Hi I made a big mistake with fdisk a couple days ago. I used it to partition a hardrive with datat on a partition that I wanted to keep. But ...
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    fixing fdisk problem


    Hi I made a big mistake with fdisk a couple days ago.

    I used it to partition a hardrive with datat on a partition
    that I wanted to keep. But fdisk did a little more than I
    asked it to and unformatted a partition that I didnt ask
    it to unformat. I cant access it with windows without it
    asking me to format the drive and I can't mount it.

    Is there anything I can do to fix this problem and are
    there any free bootable linux versions that I could use
    to do it with because Im not sure if the one I downloaded
    will have the tools you tell me to use to fix this.

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    Try useing 'testdisk'. Use google to find its home site and read its How-To before you use it.
    You will need to use the 'advanced' option and check the 'boot record' for the partition.

    I would down load 'pmagic', it has testdisk + other usefull programs.
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