I spoke too soon — most of my data was lost

I got my hard drive back today … and my initial fears were founded: I’ve lost everything. I lost my two key partitions: My Documents and Install. I feel empty, sad and angry at myself for not backing these up.

I now have the long, lonely task of trying to start again. First up I need to backup what I do have left (very little, but amongst it is my clipart). Then format the drive and start over.