I have a 40 gig hard drive, well, 38 or so formatted.
I’m running Windows XP.
So I take 8 gigs and make it into a new partition to install Windows 98se on it.
The new drive is made active and my current C drive is hidden.
The system reboots.
Try as I might, I can’t get my Windows 98 disk to boot, so install DOS 6.22 on my new C drive instead (I couldn’t get my Win98 boot disk to work).
I had the drive set to Fat32 but DOS formats it as Fat16.
After installing DOS I add CD-ROM support and install Windows 98.
Using Windows 98 I reconvert the C Drive back to Fat32.
I install Boot Magic, but it’s only picking up one partition with an operating system on it.
I install Partition Magic, it tells me that my current C drive is now 2 gigs instead of 8, and I have 37 gigs of unpartitioned space. :eek:
I just went, clicked on the unpartitioned space (I’m typing this message on my wife’s computer) chose undelete, and what do you know, it just undeleted my original 8 gig drive I put aside for Windows 98 originally :dubious: .
I’m still screwed.
So, to recap, I have a 2 gig partition with Windows 98, a 28 gig partition that’s empty :mad: and an 8 gig partition that’s probably empty too since I have a feeling that I just installed Windows 98 over 2 gigs of my Windows XP partition!
So, is there any way I can save my data and possibly restore my partition? (And yes, I know, in the future, back up my hard drive).