Skywars good luck, and make sure you have a back up of your files via your bootable environment, before you continue anything. For me SuperGrubdisk and Parted Magic and Windows 7 disks were essential. I even had to buy an external CD drive as even the manufacturers recovery partition had been damaged. This was only only cost 50 much less than the 50 or so hours wasted on this in total...
ottosykora I also to avoid headaches like this in the future am looking for some good image / cloning software.
reviewing the list...
Would really like something that clones partitions as well
I already have my data on a separate disk that gets sync-ed on another drive.