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I have a disk with 4 partitions, one of them is Windows XP. There is also a small recovery partition (couple of MB).

I wanted to delete that recovery partition. I created an additional Windows 7 HDD boot disk and worked from there. But instead of 'delete partition' I clicked 'delete volume' and all partitions on the first HDD become unallocated.

I recovered all partitions with active partition recovery, but it did more unallocated partitions and C partition with windows, become logical drive and doesn't want to boot.

I can not recover the rest of partitions where is obviously the rest of boot information from C. I am still working from additional disk with win7. I have software it can merge partitions without loosing data, can I use that?

How to make the winXP partition boot (Seen from win7 it is the F partition)?

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Mario, your question is unclear. I have edited the 'wall of text' but you should improve it further. There is no such thing as a "Win XP disk", there are only partitions with an OS. What is "one small winXP made it" ?? Describe your partitions before and after exactly. – Jan Doggen Mar 21 '14 at 7:44
I have HDD with 4 partitions. One is with windows XP OS. The small one is made as reserve by windows and it is not active, just a few MB partition. That partition I wanted to delete. I didn't want to appear in "my computer", because I am moving to windows 7. I made new HDD with windows 7 OS. And did what I said from that HDD – Mario Mar 21 '14 at 7:53
I have edited your comment into the question; please do that yourself next time. And you still have not 'described your partitions after exactly'. "but it did more unallocated partitions and C partition with windows, become logical drive" is unclear. – Jan Doggen Mar 21 '14 at 9:13
Hi Jan, more or less this is point. It is difficult to explain situation in non mother tongue (I am from Croatia and speaks not well English). – Mario Mar 21 '14 at 9:25
Anyway, there is a software it can easily transform deleted partition to a"active partition" and I even made a active partition from unallocated partition named "boot" which one is (I guess) part of windows XP partition. If I merge this two partitions (windows XP which is still logical drive and new active partition called boot), can I boot again from windows XP partition? Or if it is simpler, just recover windows XP from original windows XP CD (or fix MBR from...maybe Hiren's)? – Mario Mar 21 '14 at 9:26

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