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Windows 7: XP install gone wrong

28 Jan 2011   #1
eldinv

DOS^
 
 
XP install gone wrong

Hello, all -

somehow I managed to do the unthinkable. I was trying to do a dualboot with windows 7 and XP.

i ran my old xp oem cd and when it was installing i figured it would install one my unpartition space. well it looks like it rewrote the partions and just installed itself over everything. is all my data lost?

i havent done anything yet in windows xp. is there something i can do?




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28 Jan 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Hello, all -

somehow I managed to do the unthinkable. I was trying to do a dualboot with windows 7 and XP.

i ran my old xp oem cd and when it was installing i figured it would install one my unpartition space. well it looks like it rewrote the partions and just installed itself over everything. is all my data lost?

i havent done anything yet in windows xp. is there something i can do?
Did you say format this disk when you started the install?
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28 Jan 2011   #3
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You might be able to use a program like partition magic. Than create two separate partitions.
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28 Jan 2011   #4
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Hello, all -

somehow I managed to do the unthinkable. I was trying to do a dualboot with windows 7 and XP.

i ran my old xp oem cd and when it was installing i figured it would install one my unpartition space. well it looks like it rewrote the partions and just installed itself over everything. is all my data lost?

i havent done anything yet in windows xp. is there something i can do?
Did you say format this disk when you started the install?
no i didnt. this was an OEM copy of windows, it just jumped right into installation. weird. i haven't used it in a long time.
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28 Jan 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Odds arent good but there are third party recovery apps like recuva. I have used recuva and it got back about 50%
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28 Jan 2011   #6
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Odds arent good but there are third party recovery apps like recuva. I have used recuva and it got back about 50%
WOW admin take away my badge, I'm an idot. It's been so long since I ran XP or done an installation. I should have never bothered. Will give Recuva a go, thanks for the advice!
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28 Jan 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Hello, all -

somehow I managed to do the unthinkable. I was trying to do a dualboot with windows 7 and XP.

i ran my old xp oem cd and when it was installing i figured it would install one my unpartition space. well it looks like it rewrote the partions and just installed itself over everything. is all my data lost?

i havent done anything yet in windows xp. is there something i can do?
A MS OEM or a Manufacturer's OEM like Toshiba.
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28 Jan 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Did you actually have a separate data partition before XP? Cos otherwise XP would just have seated itself on C: drive.

Was this a factory restore CD that you used?
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28 Jan 2011   #9
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Hello, all -

somehow I managed to do the unthinkable. I was trying to do a dualboot with windows 7 and XP.

i ran my old xp oem cd and when it was installing i figured it would install one my unpartition space. well it looks like it rewrote the partions and just installed itself over everything. is all my data lost?

i havent done anything yet in windows xp. is there something i can do?
A MS OEM or a Manufacturer's OEM like Toshiba.
Dell. Up all night. Formated again and install Windows 7 back. XP is gone and won't do that again. Most likely all data lost.
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28 Jan 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The Dell Ghost image disk or Dell install disk?
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