Alright, tried that and got an "element not found error".
I then found some hints on this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/7791044e-db7f-4144-a96c-945299811f58
And tried using diskpart to flag the windows partiion as active.
Diskpart can also be used to mark the partition as active from the Windows RE.
SELECT DISK (followed by the number of the disk . most likely 0)
SELECT PARTITION (followed by your partition number. most likely 0)
Windows startup recovery should now work.
And then ran bootrec /rebuildbcd and it told me "operation succesful"
And then I tried to boot the computer up, which fails.
There is progress though, now the startup recovery tools can find my partition and it can attempt to repair it...
And after a few tries it seems to work.
Plugged in my other
other harddisk. This throws the "bootmgr is missing" error, but now I'm onto it. For some reason it thinks it should boot from this harddisk. I assume it's because of the order they're plugged in...?
Anyway, I get it to boot from the newly repaired windows installation and it works.
Thank you so much - was really not looking forward to reinstalling windows and having to personalize the whole thing all over again.
The computer does seem to run smoother now that the broken harddisk is out of the picture
Again, thanks. I could not have done this on my own.