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NTFS partition formatted with ext3 by accident

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by compwhizii, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. compwhizii

    compwhizii Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2007
    I need a sign on my desk that says, No John, don't install OS, You'll screw up everything.

    That's the way it's been for me.

    So tonight I tried to give linux another go, and this time I tried Arch Linux. Problem being that I chose the wrong partition to format as ext3, and also somehow ended up with a 93 gig swap partition where / was going to be mounted (I have no idea how that happened). The wrong partition ended up being my Windows XP partition.

    So he's the run down right now:

    I'm about to install XP x64 on a open 10 gb partition so I can have recovery software running.
    The area where the partition was is at the 300GB end of a 1TB drive.
    I'm really not sure where to go from here.

    Thank you for whatever help you can give me :)
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