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Posted on04/13/06 09:38 PM



I tried to install win98 on a spare IDE hard drive. So I detached my machine's current hard drive and attached the spare one (jumper set to master correctly). I went into the BIOS and it detected it. However, I didn't realise that the hard drive was faulty. So the win98 setup didn't detect the drive, it detected my USB external drive only (which I'd forgotten to switch off). So I immediately assumed that it was the drive I had just attached, and so deleted the partition. It didn't format, because it complained about not being able to boot. I think that might be because win98 can't be installed on a SATA drive (it's a SATA HDD in an external caddy, that attaches to the PC's USB).

That's when I realised what I'd done. I tried a few data recovery programs, but most only recovery files under a certain size. So basically I want my files back. Any suggestions much appreciated. Would some of the cmds from the recovery console in winxp help? fixmbr etc? I'm not great in this area :P

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.And the noob of the day award goes to...  [seh]04/13/06 09:38 PM
.*Re: And the noob of the day award goes to...  UncleVom04/14/06 10:43 AM
..*Thanks for link - nt  [seh]04/14/06 12:58 PM
.*Dude, I did the SAME THING about 5 yrs ago.  Evildrak04/14/06 08:30 AM
..*Re: Dude, I did the SAME THING about 5 yrs ago.  [seh]04/14/06 12:51 PM
...*Fantastic! yea, no clam bakes when mucking about the PC mate-nt- =P  Evildrak04/14/06 07:27 PM