So this seems to have started from another issue I'd been working on and today my computer suddenly cannot see the main hard drive housing my operating system. The errors I got ranged from MBR failure/broken...to Disk Boot Failure...to failed attempts with two different Windows Repair CDs - one made for XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and the other CD created through System Image Backup on Windows 8.1 64-bit.
The Win 8.1 CD constantly failed to load, only showing a 1. FD 1.44MB System Type-(00) error even though the floppy drive is disabled and disconnected.
The Win XP/Vista/ Win 7 CD loaded however it showed that my machine can't even see the drive containing my operating system despite the fact it shows as being connected in BIOS just fine.
So I have no means to boot and I'm honestly not sure how to fix this much less how it happened...