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Windows 7: B(lack)SOD - ran sys recovery 3x, ran bootrec commands.. no luck

21 Jun 2017   #1

Win 7 of course
B(lack)SOD - ran sys recovery 3x, ran bootrec commands.. no luck

After numerous attempts to fix this I am getting really lost. I'm sort of technical but not THAT technical. Once I'm in console, I struggle...

My problem:

When I rebooted recently, I got an error talking about using bootsect, something about /nt60 SYS, but now I simply get a black screen. No error displayed anymore, just blank (with some rainbow colored pixels on top).

Screenshots of initial error, and diskpart listings: volumes, disks, details of the system drive:

I'm really lost on what is happening exactly and how to diagnose and fix.

1. Why is my system drive no longer C? Is that what's causing the error?
2. I don't have a recovery partition nor a recovery CD, all I have is a generic Win 7 PE that I loaded on my USB fob

I ran bootrec / rebuildBcd /fixMbr /fixboot
bootsect /nt60 SYS /nt60 all

But I did neglect to run /nt60 SYS /force as suggested by the initial error. Is that really going to make a difference?

When I do a /scanOs, bootrec does NOT find any operating systems, but Win 7 PE clearly seems to think I have an OS on volume letter G. When I cd g: and list files, I see windows32 etc...all the familiar folders from my pre-crash C: drive.

Hopefully someone can help me understand what's going on and what exactly to do now. I kind of got to the limit of what I understand about the inner workings of windows machines.

Thank you.

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 B(lack)SOD - ran sys recovery 3x, ran bootrec commands.. no luck

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