Four days ago, I simply shut down when in windows but when turned on the next time errors were coming either unable to find disk to boot or disk read error. I tried a Ubuntu live stick, but to my utter surprise both fdisk -lu & sfdisk -d gave the same output as below :-
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 923647 921600 450M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 * 1161216 352759807 351598592 167.7G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
The screenshot is of gparted and disk utility outputs where what used to be Ubuntu partition is showing up as free space !!! I believe I'll be able to recover Windows but haven't tried yet because first I want to recover Ubuntu which is more important to me ! Please help !
Testdisk repair and analyze don't help either. Rescue PFA as in the attached image parted was unable to find the partitions, was I supposed to do something else too besides that ! I am really feeling miserable after this & so many days have gone by ! I guess I should shift to Debian but am afraid from that too.