"Error loading os" msg after deleting logical part

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Hi guys.
I am kannan, recently one of my friend wanted to install linux on his machin
e, so to make space for linux i removed one of the logic drive in his 80 ATA
Segate Hdd. It was previously partitoned as

c: 20 Gb
d: 20 Gb
e: 20 Gb
f: 20 Gb

and it had windows in C:. I deleted D: as it had limited data and i used sla
ckware (linux) fidisk which came along with the installation CD for patiaton
ing.

Immediately after removing logic drive (d:) that PC stopped booting and gave
error message that "Error loading Operationg system". I had tryied to re-pa
rtition it and have formated it, but i found the same issue. And i used "Seg
ate seatool" utility and it found no errors in the HDD.

please can you help me in resolving the problem, as the computer is down for past 10 days.
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Windows sometimes like to tresspass on other partitions, especially when you load windows after those partitions have been created. Slackware linux fdisk likes to create and destroy partitions in its own messed up way. That and that old version of Fdisk still doesn't like newer HDD's that have more than 1024 sectors. Probably deleted 1 bit too early and gnarled your NTFS or FAT table.

You using NTFS or FAT for Windows?

Is this Windows 98 you are using?
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No i as using Windows XP. And so you have any suggestions in rectifiying it, and please help me in this prbolem
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You can try data recovery programs, but you maybe have a 1% chance of getting your data.

You are going to need to reinstall windows.
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Have you tried starting windows with the recovery counsel on a instalation disk of windows xp ?
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Windows handles partitions on with some sort of 64bit offset. I ran into that problem when creating drives from very large LUNS. This offset depends on the size of the disk, but MBR has a 4TB limit. Converting the disks to GPT makes it better.

I need to find the knowledge base on it, and I can provide more info, but I don't feel real well right now. I had a little too much "fun" last night at the local bars.

I'll reply after some braincells grow back.

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