I've been running Home Premium x64 on a RAID1 setup for a while now with no issues until today.
I got home from work and noticed that there were updates ready. One of those updates was a new driver
for a Promise RAID controller and I stupidly selected it. The security update and the driver update both started installing and I went down to the kitchen for dinner.
When I came back to my PC after dinner, I was faced with a BSOD and have been fighting with the PC ever sinc
I know that the updated driver RAID caused the BSOD so I decided to boot up in Safe Mode and run System Restore. Nope! BSOD when trying to boot into Safe Mode too! OK, let's try Last Known Good Configuration (or whatever the Windows 7 equivalent is. I can't remember if that's what the option is called or not.) Nope! I get a little further into to the load, but it still results in a BSOD.
OK, let's go into the BIOS and undo the RAID so I just have to identical SATA HDDs and boot into one of them. No good. BSOD.
Put the drives back into RAID1 configuration and try booting from my disc and do a repair. Startup Repair tells me that there's an error in my boot record and it wants to fix it. OK... nope... can't write the new info to the MBR when it's on optical media. OK... create a bootable thumb drive that is basically an image of my DVD.
Launch repair, reboot, launch repair, reboot. repeat ad infinitum.
Launch repair and open a command prompt. Run "bcdedit" and this is what I get:
Windows Boot Manager
description Windows Boot Manager
Windows Boot Loader
description Windows 7 Home Premium (recovered)
I have exhausted any and all ideas I could think of or find on the Web. Is there anything else I can do to recover my damaged installation?
don't want to wipe and start over. I just did that a couple of weeks ago after buying new HDDs and it's too much work!
I've given all of the info I can think of to give (system specs are in my profile). If you need more info, just let me know.
I appreciate any and all help I can get.