For the record, the error I get when booting up is "A Disk Read Error Occurred -- press cntrl+ alt + delete to restart"
I suggest that you restart your rig, and use the appropriate key, or key sequence (depending on your Mobo manufacturer's requirements) to access your BIOS settings. Look for the advanced settings and change the first boot device settings to boot from the drive containing your OS. Whwn you have your system running, please post back and we can dicuss the changing of the drive letters.
I did this but the boot order only showed three things. The first was the CD, the second was my HD with Windows OS on it, and the third was a Realtek Boot Manager, or something like that. I didn't change anything. Should I have? I didn't think it would be a good idea to take priority away from the CD.
Windows DOS in Windows Recovery
Get back there and use these commands.
"bootrec /rebuildbcd" <- this should find the Windows installation
If that does't work, Achronis is a good software to use when manipulating disk drives.
I tried this and while all the command prompts went successfully, upon restart I got the same error again.
I'm going to try loading up the Acronis Boot Disc and perhaps try to re-back-up from my original system image.
Edit: Okay so I'm in Recovery Wizard. I have the option to recover the following:
NTFS (System Reserved) (C:) Pri, Act. 100MB
NTFS (Unlabeled) (D:) Pri 689.5GB
MBR and Track 0
The first time around I only selected both NTFS, and skipped MBR. It seems when I select only Unlabeled, the disk drive changes from D to C, which maybe might solve everything? However, this happens only through SKIPPING that "System Reserved" bit -- what's the point of that? Also, what's the point of MBR and Track 0?
Edited by HTiger, 08 August 2011 - 12:23 PM.