hi all. i'm hoping you guys and your experience can help me out with quite an urgent problem i am having no luck in solving or finding an answer to. my story is this: my setup is windows vista. my original disk setup was an 80gb drive split into a 15gb partition for vista, a 5gb partition that holds apache web server, i then had a (roughly) 60gb drive for all my stuff. so i was trying to install ubuntu linux, so i used windows disk management to shrink the 60gb volume to make a little space - it worked fine, i tried the linux install but for whatever reason it didn't take. i used the vista dvd to repair the mbr and get vista running, and on returning to windows found a bunch of small partitions in disk management this time. i deleted one, figuring that as it was new it was not connected to any of the other partitions however the second i deleted that volume my 60gb drive/partition vanished. this 60gb was then showing as 'unallocated space'. in acronis disk director 10 i ran the recovery expert and in both manual and automatic mode but it does not show the deleted partition/unallocated space - then in possibly a worse move of desperation i used windows vista disk management to create a 'new simple volume' from this unallocated space in the vain hope it would recreate the volume that was on there but the volume is now showing as 'raw' disk space (i didn't format the volume). can anyone tell me in as much detail as possible what i should be doing in acronis disk director suite 10 to turn this 'raw' format partition back into a working 'ntfs' partition please?