Best software to recover deleted partition?


Oct 4, 2006
Hi everyone and thanks for this useful forum.

I had just installed XP on my system and after installing some software from my external hard drive i realized that something went wrong with the install so i decided to reinstall the os. I forgot to swicht off my external hard drive and when windows loaded all the files and asked me where did i wanted to install xp and all that, both drives appeared, my internal hd and the external with all my data. i was doing something else at the same time and i wasn't paying all the attention i should have so i deleted the partition of my firewire Hd and just after i did it i realized my mistake. The file system for that drive is fat32 and there was only one partition. I did not formatted the ext. drive, i only deleted the partition.

My question is, which software would be the best (fastest, easier to operate, most percentage of data recovered...) to try to recover my files?

Is this proccess easy enough or should i go to a specialist? There is some work there that i HAVE to recover!

Thanks in advance for your help!!