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Resizing HDD partition-computer shutdown-help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Computernoob64, May 10, 2010.

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  1. Computernoob64

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    I have a pretty big that I need some help with.

    I was installing linux on to a External Hard Drive and you can choose where to install it to. I accedently chose my brothers HDD-(The main one). It stated to resize the main partition on my brothers computer. I freaked out and shutdown the computer. I rebooted and tried to run windows off my brothers computer. It won't load windows. But, when I load windows from my hard drive and then go to my computer. I can see his hard drive and all the files inside of it. So I know his hard drive wasn't wiped or anything it just some how the computer can't read windows.

    I hope you guys can help. Thanks.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Do you have the XP disk for your brothers PC?
     
  3. Computernoob64

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    yeah I do. Should I go to repair windows?
     
  4. Megabite

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    You could try getting into the recovery console and try typing fixboot....and fixmbr

    or you can do a repair install....but you will have to install Windows updates again
     
  5. Computernoob64

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    alright, but will it delete all his files on the hard drive?
     
  6. Megabite

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    No.....but you should always back up first
     
  7. Computernoob64

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    alright. last question

    I was installing LINUX on my external hard drive as I said. After finishing installing it. Some of my logical drivers were deleted. Instead of there being stuff like homework 2gb or projects 3gb. Those were all deleted. I had like 4 or 5 and 4 of the 5 were deleted. The main system is perfectly fine though.

    In its place there is just a bunch of free space. It there a tool that can search through my whole hard drive and try to recover the data?
     
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