After some fiddling around using my Linux Mint LiveUSB, i may or may not have made headway; but a lot has changed.
bootrec now finds an OS and asks to add it to boot list, but the volume doesn't contain a recognized file system
DISKPART now shows disk 0 and disk 1 as IDENTICAL. FURTHERMORE; i a. no longer have an EFI boot partition and b., each volume now has its own drive letter:
i found instructions that "hopefully" creates an EFI Partition using DISKPART, but now i don't know which Drive to do this on. 0 or 1?
Vol 0 G -- RAW DVD-ROM
Vol 1 C OS NTFS PART
Vol 2 -- -- RAW PART
Vol 3 E WINRETOOLS NTFS PART
Vol 4 F Image NTFS PART
Vol 5 D ESD-USB FAT32 Removable
c:\windows\system32\bcdboot c:\windows gives me a failure when attempting to copy boot files message