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Restore GPT Partition?

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I had no backup. I deserve no sympathy.

I was trying to set my drive up so that I had Leopard, XP, and a data partition. Started up with OS X DVD and accidentally created three empty partitions instead of 'adding' the extra partitions. This killed my OS X startup partition as well.

Does anyone know of a way to recover my original OS X partition thus saving my OS X install? I do not need to save anything else. Failing that, is there a way to recover that data and save to an external disk/another partition?

Thanks for your time.
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Sorry for the bad news but you need to install OSX again. But for recovering the data on the mac partition you can try some data recovery tools. I havent tried any of them myself so I cant advise you on any specific ones.

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Yes, you are correct. I did have to re-install OS X. But I was able to get the data off using Data Rescue II. Seems like a good product, if a little expensive.
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