Upon trying to put my drive back, I got this error on bootup.
"WINDOWS FAILED TO START. A RECENT HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE CHANGE MIGHT BE THE CAUSE
Status : 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."
It goes on to explain that I should try to repair through the Windows 7 Disk. I tried to do just that and the process makes me instantly restart my computer (so we jump back to square one with abs. no progress.)
Looking online I have seen people fix this through Bootrec.exe which I also tried. At this point I figured my hard drive was GONE. (Not true)
Also tried rearranging BIOS to startup with the correct Drive (which it is)
The most successful move I made was downloading UBUNTU on a cd and running in on the computer. With UBUNTU (I'm currently on it now) I was able to move all my files from the "dead" Drive to an external hard drive and play them on another computer (files work fine/ not corrupted)
THEN I used Ubuntu's handy Hard Drive Utility to find out that my Hard Drive has "Two Bad Sectors" I tried formating the drive so I could just start fresh now that I have all my files safe. Still two bad sectors. (my partitions are NTFS so Linux might see that as an issue?)
Anyways I tried to reinstall Windows 7 on my fresh COMPLETELY WIPED Hard drive which has 1TB free NTFS space and it says "There is not enough space to Download Windows 7" which I seriously call BS on.
So that's where I'm at. I wish Windows 7 and my Hard drive to be compatible best friends again but I've tried literally everything the internet could offer. I was hoping to get a more personalized response here.