Re: need help on recovering Windows partition
Finding the data is coincidence because you have created partitions with
same sizes, still you have corrupted some entries in the partition table
and you need to repair it. partition magick and alike tools do it.
What I don't get is this, if you are able to access the data, doesn't matter how, Windows, Linux, or otherwise... Why don't you take advantage of that and copy your data off... If the data is important, buy a drive, borrow a drive. Get copies one way or the other. Then format and re partition fresh.
Your data is what is important; if you have access to it consider yourself lucky and get it out of there... Sometimes a clean slate is easier than troubleshooting.
Keep It Simple;