Too many. I tracked it down to use of non-Microsoft partitioning tools. But to get the files back I'm been using two software titles. Here they are:
ZERO ASSUMPTION RECOVERY
May I ask what your backup plan was?
Hardware not an issue here, I was running xp professional decicided to dual boot vista. I booted from the DVD and installed vista on 30 GB of unallocated space on the hard drive. The installation finishes and the C: drive where XP was located is missing and Vista is now labeled the C: drive. I also had a 60 GB backup partition which changed from the F: dirve to the D: drive and is the XP system folder with Xp's boot.ini, ntldr, etc. files to load XP intact. I want the XP partition back and intact. The thing here is the space XP took up on the hard drive was not over written, it is just unallocated now. I have not done anything since to that unallocated space where XP was because I know that partition and volume recovery is an option and am heavily considering that. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated cuz I have had vista in the past but it was always unstable and I just wanted it as an option for certain tasks and not my main OS.