My specific scenario is this:
I have two HDs, i had copied all my important files off of my boot/OS drive onto a new one so that i could reformat and reinstall XP on my bootable one. like an idiot, in the windows XP setup program, i deleted the wrong partition mistakenly - i deleted the partition on the drive with all the important data. that drive only had one partition on it, and nothing has been done to it since, so i hope all my data is still intact.
now, im not looking for a list of data recovery programs! ive already tried tons of them and nothing seems to specifically address my situation... at least that i understand - norton disk doctor came the closest, recognizing that there was a drive missing a partition, but after a long search it said it couldnt find a "dos partition" and that was it, nothing for rebuilding.
i want step by step instructions or a specific link to step by step instructions specifically on drives with a deleted partition and rebuilding or bringing back the partition. if thats impossible, i want specific instructions or a link to methods for recovering data from a drive with a deleted partition.