I have a HP Pavilion dv7-4065ei. It is pre-installed with Windows7. I was fine with everything, but then I tried to install ubuntu onto a partition that I created. I booted the disk with ubuntu and installed ubuntu. Except when I installed ubuntu, I by mistake installed ubuntu on one of the hard drive partitions that held the windows installation. Now my windows is all messed up. The computer does not boot into windows and I have to interrupt the computer when it is booting and make it forcefully boot under ubuntu. My Questions:
1. I know how to remove my laptop hard drive and connect it to a desktop using a usb. I have the bridge available to me. However, when I connect it, it shows on my desktop as one drive, which has no format. Windows on my Desktop automatically asks me to format the drive, which I don't want to. Not untill I recover my files. I wanted to know, why the drive does not show on my desktop all partitioned like it does when I boot into ubuntu using the hard drive when connected to the laptop. I want to be able to just back up my files from the laptop's hard drive onto windows desktop which is also connected to a Samsung G3 Station. Any help ?
2. As for installing ubuntu onto one of the windows partition, it formatted my drive and I lost my data, any way to recover it ? If so, how ?
Hope to hear from someone, I am in desparate need.