Can I recover data after SuSe 9.1/Windows failure of mbr?
Posted on 2004-09-23
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)
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?