Re: Installation wizard wiped XP partition....recovery of data possible?
Unfortunately that is not right...any time you go to install an OS on your HDD, before the installation media can even begin to coonsider installing it's payload onto your HDD-you have to edit the partition table in order to nake room for the new os. If you chose to reformat the whole HDD under one partition then that is exactly what it did-and yes that is permanent and no I do not think you can recover your data really...you cannot blame the installation wizard for this becuase it asked you in very lain english-whether to reformat your entire hdd or set up dual boot and you chose the former-not becuase the install wizard was misleading but becuase you were mistakenly educated about "Migration Assistance"/Undereducated on the subject...Sorry friend-I am not trying to be harsh just real bro-your Win is gone now as is it's entire partition probably turned into a big ext3 part now...You can look into HDD Recovery Software/Services from your Computer Repair man../Online and may find a solution...good luck and remember: ALWAYS RESEARCH IN DEPTH BEFORE INSTALLING ANYTHING NEW!!!!
If there isn't, someone shoot me. I believe the installation process is misleading and dangerous...no changes should be made before reaching the end of the wizard
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