In December 08, right after Christmas, I accidentally reformatted my drive because I wanted to fix my XP Partition on my quad-boot system (Vista, XP, Mandriva, Ubuntu) because it wasn't booting. So, using EasyBCD, I went in to try and figure out the problem, so I clicked on the option that said Uninstall the Vista Bootloader, tried restarting, then it couldn't find an Operating System. So I load in the XP CD, thinking I might be able to fix it by using the XP Restore tools, but the XP restore tools are lousy, so they didn't fix it and I still couldn't figure it out, and at this point I was panicking and incredibly confused (come to think about it, I should have just used the Vista Restore discs), which led me to try using the GPartEd live cd, which, once booted saw my entire Hard Drive of what should have been 5 partitions as one partition of messed up FAT32. And at this point, I remembered that I had backed up about 4 days prior, so I calmed down, used my Vista Restore discs to reinstall Vista, and then spent hours updating. I haven't bothered running XP since (I stick with Windows 7, Server 08 and Ubuntu).
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