Hi. I am very pleased. I found the savedbcd file, on the d drive, and it worked import...so I am back in business. I thought because I could not find it off the installation disk/command prompt...it had gone missing or deleted, or in any event was in the new and temporarilly formatted drive, but there it was in "d". So before I mark this as solved...I want to go into msconfig and delete the bootloader choice where I had removed a drive, and again when I take out this other drive I temporarilly put Win 7 down. I had tried this before off the msconfig "boot" tab, selecting the entry showing no drive letter...if I remember correctly on checking a boot-up it worked once, so I only had 3 correct choices, but then it reverted back to 4 choices, one invalid etc. Do I have to run this msconfig on each valid drive, before the boot menu sticks on the correct amount of choices?
I want to say this is an excellent tutorial, following the "export savedbcd" it kept me out of, deep *****. One thing though. It is written referencing Win XP, or (ntdlr) and I found this to be confusing to the point where I could not follow it, and trying to convert it in my mind to only Win 7. I still do not know how to just delete the relevant boot loader using bcdedit. Thanks guys, like the other guy said, you are putting a part of google out of business. jeff