What happened was there was a power outage in my room, which consequently caused my pc to shutdown, when the power was restored i rebooted my computer but part way through booting the power went out again. I hear power failures during boot up can cause severe issues.
My BSOD shows the stop code: 0x0000007B ( 0xFFFFF8800099928 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034 0x000000000000000 0x000000000000000 )
I have similar issues where from the bootmgr I can only see "Start windows recovery" or "Start windows normally" which would cause the BSOD and reboot again.
I have tried to use the win7 install disk to access the recovery tools, and on command line when i use the command 'bootrec /scanos'
I cannot see my windows 7 installtion, but only my "C:\Windows\Windows.old" which was created when installing windows 7
I will start from step 54 with the installation of xPUD and see if i can access my old drive to recover important files first.
But similarly I do not want to have to reformat.
Hope you guys can help!