I involuntarily screwed it up when trying to install Ubuntu, I need some help to recover now my Win7 loader. Short story:
Using a USB "live cd", after testing it a little bit in my notebook, I decided to install Ubuntu. My notebook has 2 HD, one had Win 7, the other one was storage. Ubuntu offered to install Ubuntu in the second one, but I wanted to have the to OS in one HD, and leave the second one just for storage.
I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 back then in another older laptop that I had (just one HD) and I've done it with no problems at all, using the same USB-liveCD method. I had been able to re-size the HD, make 2 new partitions (one for Ubuntu, the other one for the swap file) and everything had worked wonderfully, so I thought it would be even easier this time. Wrong.
I realize now that my mistake was to think that I was re-sizing the first HD but apparently I didn't; I just created a half-size partition ext4 and left the other one empty. Important clarification: I NEVER COMPLETED THE PROCESS, I DID NOT FORMAT THE HD, I just pick the option that was given to create a new partition or something like this and, in the next screen, when I realized that the W7 loader had disappeared, I tried to revert and, when unsuccessful, I just cancelled the whole process, so I think I only wrote something in the first HD's index or something like that but I don't think I've deleted anything regarding the information.
I have thought as Plan B to install Ubuntu now on the second drive (as offered initially) and then try to recover the other HD. My question is:
Is there a way to restore the first HD to its original state or, at least, to recover access to its original content? I had backed up most of the relevant information but still I'd like to recover the HD as it was instead of starting from scratch.
Thanks in advance!