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Restoring a hard drive

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So I tried to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 7 install. I have done this many times before but this was my first 12.10 install. I went through and selected install alongside windows 7, then it just installed without asking me where to put it. I had allocated 100GB on my 1TB for it but just went along and installed wherever it so chose. I rebooted into windows so I could remove whatever it had done to start over.

This where I messed up. I went into the partition manager and deleted the ~8GB partition that Ubuntu made, I knew that I would need to fix my bootloader but I was okay with that. What actually happened was something I was no expecting. When I deleted it both the ~8GB partition and the other two partitions (the rest of the 100GB I allocated and the remainder of the drive) were deleted and now I have the whole drive as unallocated space. I have all of my programs installed on the secondary drive and I really don't want to lose it. Is there anyway to restore the drive back to what it was before?

Right now I have not restarted since I made these changes and I won't until I am sure I can restore the data. I hope this makes sense I am typing this up a bit frustrated so let me know if I need to clear anything up, thanks for any help in advance.
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Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorPower
Crucuial M4 256GB Seagate 1TB ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p Corsair TX750 
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Corsair 650D 
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I ended up finding a solution, in case anyone else has this problem and stumbles upon this post here is what I used.

Downloaded TestDisk.

Then followed these directions.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.01GHz EVGA SLI3 Sapphire R9 290 8GB Corsair XMS DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorPower
Crucuial M4 256GB Seagate 1TB ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p Corsair TX750 
Case
Corsair 650D 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.01GHz EVGA SLI3 Sapphire R9 290 8GB Corsair XMS DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorPower
Crucuial M4 256GB Seagate 1TB ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p Corsair TX750 
Case
Corsair 650D 
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