After re-installing the home Win7, I made some changes to the HDD it was on. I created a partition out of some unallocated space the hdd had, which resulted in the HDD being converted to a dynamic disc(having 4 primary partitions). When this happens, Windows Disk Management warns you that you won't be able to boot from the drive.
However, EasyBCD and Windows Startup & Recovery still listed the Windows installation in the boot menus which resulted in me chasing an unattainable dream.
I unallocated the partitions and converted the HDD to a basic disc(using EASUS Partition Manager, I guess Disk Management would do too.) and restarted the box and voila!
Update: Did something similar the other day, with Gparted and I was working with 4 partitions on one disk(1 primary, 1 extended with three logical. wonder why I couldn't get that configuration on the win7 box?)