Well, the issue here is that you cannot re-ask the same questions already asked (and answered to) or answered EVEN BEFORE it was actually asked:
just to be sure, how can I back up what I have as it is before I try this or is it only a matter of changing it back to 0xEE to get back to how it is now? I need to learn how to back all this complicated partitions up anyway because I want to try to put the original OEM W7 all on one partition as I mentioned earlier anyway.
Zoso, you already have a backup of what you might need to restore, what do you think the HdHacker backup copy I asked you to make first thing represents?.
Since you also have the full output of the PTEDIT for all the logical volumes, there is all the data needed to rebuild the whole EMBR chain from scratch (but there won't any need to do so).
can it be determined from these screen shots? (same as posted earlier)
Each screenshot tells you which values are in each 1st and 2nd (if any) entry in the EMBR chain, and of course the actual sector in which a "next" EMBR is indexed by the previous one.
But you can as well backup each and every sector being part of the EMBR chain.
Of course, the sheer moment you "re-arrange" them the backups or the data of the MBR and EMBR chain will be m00t as the situation on disk will have changed.
On the other hand, if you understand the meaning of data relative to the current situation, plan the changes you want to make, document what you are going to do and do it through a tool of which you fully understand the way it works, these data may be of use.
If you want a rather comprehensive view of your disk partitioning, in a form that can be posted/shared/annotated easily, you could try running MS's own Secinspect.exe, possibly using SI.BAT and getting a SIout.txt:http://thestarman.pc...efs.htm#SecInsp
The more general issue is that you put together that partitioning scheme:
a. without a "plan"
b. using *everything* (and the kitchen sink) without taking notes of what you did and with what tool and under which OS
c. without actually having enough familiarity with the various tools you used and their effects
d. insisting on making random or semi-random attempts at booting *whatever* from *wherever* without taking the time to verify/check the whole booting chain (either because you have not yet fully grasped the requisites for each OS or because one of the previous attempts left some "unwanted" leftover)
e. and now you are expecting to modify that partitioning scheme still without a plan and still using *everything* (and the kitchen sink) and still making "random" or semi-random attempts with tools method that you are still not completely familiar with.
Seriously, you cannot have gone (several times) over the Goodell's pages and have not yet fully grasped the concepts:http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/
or if you haven't, you should ask about the doubts you have on the theory before putting yourself in practice into a corner and then attempting to get out of the situation by doing random things, which may put you in another corner.
Also, you are cleverly shifting targets
, this thread started because *somehow* (as said most probably not by using grub4dos but rather making a mess with one of the other "smart" third party partitioning tools) you wrote a "wrong" partition ID, now it is about windows booting (actually failing to boot) from a logical volume, and then it is about failing to boot one or two specific installs which you have already mingled with in unspecified ways.
Maybe if you can take a deep breath
, describe what your current situation is, describe what your goal(s) is/are, and refrain from modifying anything with other tools or making "random" attempts, until a "plan" has been devised/agreed upon I could give you more constructive assistance.