MikeQ: Welcome to the forum MikeA. Did you Build the system then put 2 blank unformatted sata drives in your shiny new case?
MikeA: Yes, set memory to XMP and SATA to AHCI
MikeQ: You probably mixed up the sata ports for drive 0 and drive 1. So Windows put the BootManager on what you thought was the blank second drive.
MikeA: I'll power the system down and check by removing what I think is the blank drive. Yup your right when I rebooted it said bootmgr missing!
MikeQ Ok - now boot with the 7068 x64 ISO - it will allow you the option to repair. Try it now. Did it work?
MikeQ Now see if your other drives including what you thought was the blank drive can hot swap.
MikeA: Yup I just put in an alien "Maxtor" message came up saying checking drive - now ready to use. Then message driver
software installed successfully. Clicked on Eurythmics - There Must Be an Angel played with VLC no problem. Hot exited it too - no problem!
MikeQ Now the 'evil' drive - the one concealing the original Bootmanager - try that one.
MikeA Yup - copying files to it now at 34 mbs per second (about the same speed as before)
MikeQ Now TEMPORARILY view system and hidden files - what do you see on the second, non-system, drive?
MikeA bootmgr modified 22 March 2009, 375kb then BOOTSEK.BAK 5 April 2009, 8kb
MikeQ Told you. Other experts can tell you what to do about removing these files.
MikeA Thanks at least I have hot swap/plug for the rest of my drives - but would still like the disks to go faster.
MikeQ Pleasure - you can give points if it helps - I will not be offended.