Hello fellow Bleepers, or fellow followers of this awesome site!
I have a real problem that I cannot solve and would really love some help.
First, I cannot run the SRCCY utility that was recommended on one of the other threads. As such, I'll try my best to describe the computer and the issue.
Self-modified from a SystemMax unit (only original part left is the box!)
Thermaltake Modular PS - 1,000 Watt
Intel DG43GT Mobo
Intel Core 2 Quad (Q6700) - 2.66 GHz
8 GB DDR2 running at 800 MHz FSB
128 GB HDD Patriot Torqx2 SSD (OS Resident)
1 TB Seagate Barracuda SATA HDD
1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda SATA HDD
HP Lightscribe 8X DVD reader/writer
PNY GeForce GTs450 Video Card
One IBM LED Hi-Res 20" Monitor
One E-Machine 22" Hi-Res Monitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OS
Left the computer running the other evening when I went out. In the interim, there were numerous storms in the area and the power was knocked out. The UPS only has about 45 minutes life in that situation. Computer kept running during outage (likely, but not know for sure). Electricity was restored, but no one came in to shut down/reboot the computer before the UPS ran out. When I got home later that evening, there was a BSOD. Did not get the error code, cause I went for the last best (F8) immediately. However, I have been unable to recover the OS and boot the unit since then.
I have read and followed many of the tutorials here on Bleeping Computer, plus also on MS TechNet. I've tried to get the last best, however, it failed. After following many tutorials, including the one concerning recovery using the command line, there is still no ability to complete the boot. I've tried getting the driver for the SSD and flashing the firmware to get the thing working again. The SSD has been recognized, but only on the reserved 100 mb partition from the original install. Otherwise, the command prompt goes to x:\sources. Have a Win 7 recovery disk, but the recovery screen does not find a Windows 7 OS. I have a Windows PE disk, but not the WIM for this unit. The image I have is on a home server, but is at least 6 months old, perhaps longer. The files and data are completely backed up and not an issue.
Tried booting using the Win 7 Home Premium disk that I have (the upgrade to Ultimate is on a file on the unusable drive!). Have tried bootrec. Have tried one of the turorials where regedit was suggested. Done a Scannow and got no errors. Just keep getting the 'invalid partition table' and 'MBR corrupt' messages.Currently, the error code is a corrupt MBR, with error code 0x490, noted on MS site as Error 1168 - Element not found.
Is there any way to recover from this without having to do a format and reinstall of Win 7? Have gone ahead and taken off all extraneous connections so that currently the computer consists of the video card, the SSD (with the not recogmized OS on it), and the DVD burner. That did not work either!
Please, looking for advice on correcting this using the command prompt, or any method of recovery at this point! Do not want to use an old image, reinstall OS, reinstall all the programs, etc. You all know the drill!! Please help. Thank you very much in advance for your time and effort, I appreciate any and all comments of help.