I had a few updates saved up and let them run. After that I got BSOD with memory issues and found that I had a crucial stick that was bad. They I ended up with a page fault BSOD and when I tried to get to safe mode to fix that, (it restarted many times for this as I had left the house and inadvertently let it run.) I ended up in this endless start up loop. Here are most of the details, excuse the abbreviations.
Event name: Startuprepairoffline
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
locale ID: 1033''
Startup Repair DIagnosis and repair log
1 repair attempt
Systerm disk \device\harddisk0
win Directory = c:\windows
autocheck run = 0
number of root causes =1
Everything was fine til the last line
Root Causes found:
The operating systerm version is incompatible with startup Repair.
I decided to just go back to restore point that updates created. The system hung and when I tried to redo it it said restore point was corrupted and then deleted. all the other restore points are from last year. I had another retore point from a few days before and that is now gone too.
I have booted from repair disk and upgrade disk. My image is also now back to a copy from last year.
I have tried bootrec /fixmbr and /fixboot both say operation successful. when I get to /rebuildbcd I get total identified windows installations: 0 the operation completed successfully.
bootrec /scanos does not find the windows installation
Which I why I think that boodsect /nt60 all /force is not working too.
I have also tried to copy the backed up registry hive which is only three days old into the config folder and that hasn't worked either.
All i have is upgrade media so I am having trouble getting the os found again. When i look through the disk all seems fine. That said, chkdsk /r runs and only issue is it can't copy log.
I have tried a tone of other things, the bios is reset to defaults and much more, but these are the main things I have done that I think should have worked.