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karmin
22-07-2003, 07:13 PM
Using Drive Image to restore an image file. The partition was deleted first as usual, but the image file was corrupted. Now I have a blank space where Win XP used to be. How can I un-delete and restore the OS to it's correct place please?

Iain Walmsley
22-07-2003, 07:17 PM
Depends on what method was used to 'delete' the partition. If a full format was done it will be rather difficult to get the data back. If only the FAT table was deleted then all the magnetic bits and bytes are still there. As far as I am aware, you will need to take the hard drive to a data recovery 'expert' as there is no support for undeleting entire partitions in WinXP.

Iain

b1naryb0y
22-07-2003, 08:21 PM
This is the best program I have ever used to restore deleted and formated partitions.

Testdisk (http://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.html)

Works with the following partitions:
- FAT12 FAT16 FAT32
- Linux EXT2/EXT3
- Linux SWAP (version 1 and 2)
- NTFS (Windows NT/W2K/XP)
- BeFS (BeOS)
- UFS (BSD)
- Netware
- ReiserFS

What's best is it's free.

Download the .zip version, included in that is the full source code. A dos binary is in the dos folder.