Hi all I have lost my data and hidden partition on my laptop In short this happened today whilst I was trying to reinstall my laptop with my ACER recovery (back to factory settings) DVD - but the DVD can no longer be read. I played around with ultimate boot CD and probably messed things up, as I now can only see one partition (instead of 3 I initially had 1. ACER recovery partition 2. XP (OS) Partition 3. DATA partion). I have now lost the ACER (hidden) recovery partion and all my files. In desperation I installed XP (keeping file system intact) on my laptop to try and recover file using recovery programs but without any success. Will it be possible to recover: 1. The ACER hidden partion? 2. All my other files? Seems like I can, with paid software. PLEASE HELP!!!