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Quick question, I accidentally over wrote my windows partition with the grub boot loader. Any way to recover the windows data?
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the windows bootloader or the whole windows partition?
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Unfortunately the whole thing. I had three hdds installed at the time of installation. I wanted to keep the windows install and then install ubuntu on a ssd. It came up with the disk management window to allocate space and all. I switched the ubuntu install to the ssd but forgot to change the bottom drop down from the windows partition to the ssd. So from what I can gather, it deleted the windows install, wrote the grub boot loader over it, and then installed ubuntu on the ssd.
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can you post a screenshot of your gparted?
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Hey, going to delete this thread. I should have done some more trouble shooting before I posted. I did luck out and all it did was replace the windows MBR with grub boot loader. I attached the HDD to another ubuntu install and all the data was still there, it is just no longer bootable. I appreciate you trying to help. I'm sure I will be back here with many more questions. I am pretty much vetoing windows with my personal computer right now and only running Linux distros. I am sure to really f something up here shortly rolleyes.gif
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Hey, going to delete this thread. I should have done some more trouble shooting before I posted. I did luck out and all it did was replace the windows MBR with grub boot loader. I attached the HDD to another ubuntu install and all the data was still there, it is just no longer bootable. I appreciate you trying to help. I'm sure I will be back here with many more questions. I am pretty much vetoing windows with my personal computer right now and only running Linux distros. I am sure to really f something up here shortly rolleyes.gif

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