recovering a corrupted partition table

By chaos buddha ·
I had Win XP on C: & Suse10.1 on the same disc
I accidently formatted C: & now I have a HDD with a corrupt partition

Now wen I install(attempt to) any other OS... The installation simply

restarts after the first reboot...
Tried formatting the C: of this HDD by connecting it in slave with

another & then using a DM to do a format; but this does not solve the

Plzz gimme advice as to how to recover from the situation...Also

suggest a safe mechanism to keep multiple OSes on same HDD.
See ya later...

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by jmil In reply to recovering a corrupted pa ...

firstly put only this disk inside and disconnect all others.

try using a partitioning utility like partition magic on a bootable cd and boot from there the pc and delte all partitions on this drive(assuming that you are not interested on data inside it).
Then create 2 partitions on it.
Format just the first one as ntfs the other one leave it unformated for the second O/S (like linux for ex)
Apply changes...
Reboot with your windows cd and start installing.
When you finish reconnect all the other hard disks.

For bootable cd i would recommend finding "Ultimate Recovery CD".

Good luck!

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