My computer has just made me it's b**ch and I have never felt like more of a noob. My primary drive is divided into 2 partitions; C: for windows 7 and G: for most of my applications and program files. At the start of this I just wanted to put windows 7 on a thumb drive so I could install it on a netbook. I was using DiskPart via a command prompt to format the thumb drive and prepare it to be made bootable. While the drive was formatting I decided to log into my server via VNC and do some multitasking, but the shortcut for VNC (installed on drive G said it couldn't find the file. So I went in to my computer to see what was up and G: was GONE. In a panic, thinking that I had somehow selected the wrong disk to format, I stopped the formatting and opened a program called MiniTool Partition Wizard, an awesome little free tool for managing hard drives. It showed that my partition was still there, and browsing through it it appears my files were all intact, but the drive letter had been changed to an asterisk and the partition set to inactive. So I changed the drive letter back to G: and set the partition as active (NOT primary) and rebooted my computer. Now I can't boot into windows at all because it says my boot manager is missing! What the H*LL did I do!? I think the reason the system thinks the boot manager is missing is because it's trying to boot from G: which is not a boot partition (although that's just a hunch). I have never felt like such a noob. How did I manage to screw this up so bad and (more importantly) how do I fix it? If need be I can stick the drive in another machine and change G: back to inactive if that will help. But I'm afraid to try anything right now because so far all I've managed to do is make it much worse! Sorry for the long winded post and thanks in advance for any insight into this dilemma, you guys rock!