I have a big problem so here it is:
I had xp installed on c: vista installed on d: and e: as storage- all on the same physical HD.
I wanted to free the D: drive from vista and put win 7 instead,
so through xp I formatted the d: drive(with vista installation) and rebooted(I diddnt realize that I killed the boot manager).
from that point the I was unable to bot and the only partition that was found was the one I formatted and its not the HD phsical size only the original d: drives size. Can anybody help me recover the lost partitions and the xp installation? I think I need to repair the boot manager but when I put in the vista cd it wont recognize that there is an xp installation...
Hey tahnks for the reply ,
I tried this but the Bootcfg dosent recognize the "lost" drives. after a Bootcfg /scan I get no results.
even when I start trying to install xp on the formatted drive the setup disk only "sees" 120Gb(the size of the formatted drive) out of the original 360Gb.
what do you think?
Try using the R (repair) option on the partition you can see. That will boot you into the repair console. You can try to change drives at the command line. Try to get to the C: prompt. Then try rebuilding the boot file.