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Hi there, I wanted to install a fresh copy of xp into my laptop a Toshiba Satellite L300-07R. But I deleted my D drive that contained my Vista install. My question is, is there anyway of backing my hard drive up or recovering what I had losted. Confusing question I know, sorry.

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You have several options:

1 Providing the VIsta install is still intact you could make a ghost image of it and store that off line on another drive, later if you decide to go back to Vista you could lay down the ghosed image and you would resume Vista as it was at the time the image saved.

2 A little more technical but gaining in popularity is using VM ware to make a virtual XP Machine that runs on your vista machine. To do that you need sufficient hard drive space and a good amount of RAM. Reccomend at least 4 gig on a laptop. Vista should be the primary OS and XP in the VM.

I personally have a laptop running Cent OS (Linux as the primary) with VM's of Vista 64 Business and XPP I would not suggest you take on Linux but it is very easy with Vista.

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You might be able to restore some of the information, but since the partition has been deleted (and most likely partially overwritten) I wouldn't bet on it.

As far as I know, you can order a new restore disc from Toshiba that contains the factory image, that way you can use the 4-8GB of disk space it would normally take up.

Chat it up with Toshiba technical support, since you cannot order the discs directly from their website.

Good Luck!

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