My computer was infected with alueron.k and started showing messages that said the harddrive had crashed. I knew these messages were being produced by the virus and proceeded to boot into windows security essentials offline to scan and remove this virus.
After removing I noticed that I was unable to boot into windows 7.
I used my installation disk to get to the system recovery options menu.
Every option cannot find a valid install of windows 7.
In the recovery console typing "tree" for c: results in "no subfolders exist", which is NOT true because I can use the notepad saveas trick and see that all of my windows system files are still intact.
Am I fubar and need to install a clean copy of windows 7 or is there still options?
System restore, fixmbr, and fixboot all dont work.
Edit: my default boot drive has been changed from C to X, which is a 30 mb partition, which was automatically created when this all started happening..