ubuntu 7.10 / Win XP dual boot. asus z62j barebones laptop.
Last night I went to clear my trash bin. i did so useing Cirodock, it asked if i wanted to clear the trashbin, and then ubuntu froze. I thought maybe there was a large file in there so i gave it time. after a wile i hard booted it. went back into ubuntu to see that all of my settings were gone. some how my trashbin felt like deleting everything in my home directory, and almost all of my windows install on another partition. I have no clue what happened, but would love to hear any tips on getting my data back. the ubuntu part is nfs3 and windows is ntfs. I have a live 7.10 cd, and PE environment xp boot cd, and i can still boot and logon to my ubuntu install.