How can I recover a Windows XP drive partition lost after uninstalling Ubuntu?
I have a Windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size).
I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition (as guided by the installer).
Two new partitions were created by the installer (one with 10GB and the other 500MB) which didn’t have any name like Windows partitions (ex: c,d,e,f).
So, in the disk management, I could see two unnamed partitions and 4 Windows partitions (C,D,E,F). Using Dual Boot I was able to use both Windows and Ubuntu.
Recently I wanted to uninstall Ubuntu , so followed steps given in the Internet.
As guided, I went to Disk Management, right clicked on the first unnamed partition (which belonged to Ubuntu) and then clicked “Delete Volume”.
According to the tutorial only that particular partition should have been deleted.
But both my E and F drives disappeared including the other unnamed partition of Ubuntu. Now I can see only C drive (14GB) and D drive (14GB) and another partition which is seen as “120 GB free space” .
I lost both E and F drives where I had stored most of my data. I badly want the data back. Please help.
Also, I don’t have a Windows installation CD and I’m getting screen which shows GRUB rescue in the command prompt when I start my computer.
Just when I found out I lost 2 of the drives I shut down my computer.
When I started it again I got the GRUB rescue screen and have not been able to login since then.
Here’s a screenshot of what I’m looking at:
The above screen shows up when I start my PC and “120GB free space” instead of E and F drives in the Disk Management.
In My Computer I can see only C and D drives.