I did google STCDBOOT.ISO and it is part of recovery, as far as screenshots I may have to go into control panel or keyboard settings to enable the keys.
It's good to know that I could get it restored,but, it took a long time for it to update though.
I was able to restore by using the instructions at this forum to unhide PQService.
copy MBRWRWIN & RTMBR.BIN
execute "mbrwrwin install rtmbr.bin"
Alt+ F10 works, it goes thru the whole routine, even starts copying files, on reboot it doesn't load, all I get is some crazy symbols.
originally couldn't find preload tags
not sure if it helped but they were in my D:/drive, so I copied to C:/drive
still goes thru routine, same thing.
I get my gparted-live -cd and look at my partitions, not sure what I'm looking for, I've been changing partitions all along thru whole process, but the only thing I see using gparted is that my #2 partition reminds me of a swap partition. Not only that , but when I put my hdd in an enclosure they're backwords.
I exit gparted and opened testdisk which on gparted cd do an extended scan
and notice that even though I aws able to do a screenshot using wins7 a couple of posts previous, it was marked as deleted, so I toggle it to P instead of D and rebooted.
I hope this helps someone. Thread solved.
I didn't see where I could mark as solved.