K, I went ahead and reinstalled window... any idea why this happened?
My computer randomly changed my system drive letter. On the system repair menu, it says windows is installed on E:\Windows.. it should be C:\.
When I use diskpart and then list volume, it shows that the SSD that I have windows installed on has changed to E:\, the other non-SSD drive is now C:\, and theres a 100MB partition that is now D:\ (it used to not show up on "My Computer"... There used to be just C:\, D:\, E:\ (external hdd), and F:\ (Bluray/DVD/CD drive).
The 100MB partition is the only active partition.
I tried changing all the volume letters, but they all revert to how they are rn. I set my SSD to C:\ and switched it to active which gave me a "bootmgr.exe missing" error that I dealt with for a couple hours (fixed that by booting the windows 7 disk and running repair... which only worked when I booted from the CD drive normally (there's a UEFI option and another option, if I booted from UEFI, the windows 7 repair tool says its not compatible with my version of windows.))
When I type list disk, it shows the SSD where windows is installed as Disk 1 and the other HDD as Disk 0. My files are intact my SSD, I checked with "dir".
I tried this command: F: ->cd boot->dir->bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr, which executed successfully but didn't do anything.
I tried "bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup->c:->cd boot->attrib bcd -s -h -r->ren C:\boot\bcd bcd.old" which gives me a file not found error, even when I change C:\ to D:\ or E:\.
bootrec /fixmbr and /fixboot both work but don't do anything. Bootrec /scanos and /rebuildbcd both don't detect a windows installation. However, when I was getting "bootmgr.exe missing", it DID detect windows but on running /rebuildbcd, it told me "system drive not found"
I can't reinstall windows without reformatting...
please help me, this is totally random. The only thing different about my computer since I last rebooted it is a few skyrim mods from skyrim nexus.