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    Cool Un-Partition

    There are several ways to get the data back. But the only way your going to do it is to buy a program that does it for you. I use a program called R-Studio and it allows me to go back through any partition that has been on the drive. The farther back you go the mor corrupt the files get of course, but if you have just formatted it and haven't installed much then it will go back and recover any and all files that you need.

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    partitions

    I take it you are running NT or 2k well here is what I can tell you from my studys for my MCSE with a partition you needed to make it a dynamic drive and when you are reverting back to a basic you do lose the information that was put on that partition. but dont worry too much because if you back that all up you will be ok to get what you need off the disks. look in your help files under dynamic or partitions that will help too. have fun... Question why do you want to revert back to basic anyways partitioned drives run better and faster and its also easyer to defrag.
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    If you made the new partition the same size it may be possible
    to find the old still there -
    Depends on if you clobbered the whole disk or just removed
    a partition and left the rest.
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    Thumbs down The coolest stupid thing I ever found out :P

    Well one day back in the days of me being a *nix newbie (we all go through that expermental stage im sure some people are just to proud to admit it :P) I decided to see what would happen if I decided to delete the partition tables and change the hex for my ext2fs partition to fat 16.. My *nix partition still worked... it was wierd.. anyways...
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    Cool

    How would I go about deleting a linux partition? After I tried to put windows back on that hard drive, I found that about 8 gig was stuck in some linux partition and would not erase using FDisk. It says that there is 8 gigs in a logical drive and cannot be removed until the logical drive is removed. Only problem is that when I go to delete the logical drives FDisk says there are none. Is there some form format that deletes everything on the drive including the master boot record the logical drives and all partitions.
    Wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
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    If you're gonna re-build your system anyway, to some extent, I would recommend XOSL as a boot manager. Worked fine for me when I did use it, and it's free. You can also get the source, and I believe it comes with a fairly decent partition manager that should be able to deal with most different formats.
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    ThePreacher,
    I have a program (GDISK) which comes with Ghost which might be able to do the trick.. if you still need the help, PM me and I'll email you it.....
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    your question on fdisk

    You know YOU GOT ME STUMPED, but like any good computer person they have a few good computer geeks working at help desk that can give me the answer. So let me get back with you in a day or two. Email matrix3475@aol.com or bellc005@hawaii.rr.com


    I still dont know why I have aol when I have cable?
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    you could try this

    Hey I got one trick that might work.

    try this go to ms dos promt if you have that. at the C colen type DELTREE \y C;\*.*

    try that Ill still get with my freind to find out.
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    Cool

    I tried using del *.* but found that it only deleted the windows partition still leaving the linux partition. I remember seeing a BIOS that could slowly format a hard drive erasing everything. The problem was that it took eight hours to do a 1 gig hard drive. Anyway I looked on my BIOS and did not see a similar option. Where can I get XOSL? and does anyone use System Commander as a dual boot loader?
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