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Can I recover data after SuSe 9.1/Windows failure of mbr?

Posted on 2004-09-23
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I have an HP a330n and had the default XP Home installed on the machine. After receiving the new SuSe 9.1 Pro pack in the mail I decided to install as dual boot. Note: I had an older Dell box with XP Pro where I installed Suse 9.0 without a hitch. Anyway, like an idiot I proceeded without doing a backup. (When will I learn) Well, Suse comes up fine but the infamous root (h0,1)
chainloader +1
Error 13
comes up. So I fish around and find the Suse support fix, which does not work. Then tried the solution suggested  on this website using sfdisk in linux. No go. So I tried another solution mentioned on the thread using windows to fix the mbr. Voilá, disaster. SO I get pissed and decide to try and recover from my revovery dvd. After a couple of failed recoveries to npo avail, I choose the format option in a fit of rage.

So my question is now I have my machine as it was the day it was delivered, can I recove the hundreds of photos I lost?

Help!
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there are several undelete options available or you could use recovery software like EZ recovery pro to try and read the data off the drive...but it sounds like you've been using the disk quite a bit and may have destroyed a good bit of the data, making it very unfeasible to recover all of it.
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