okay here's what I did and didn't work. I formatted the new drive and did a clean install of win 7, everything booted fine and dandy. Did my recovery backup and got the same error and the repair can't be done automatically. I took some snaps of the detailed report, I may have to put some in another post here. Anyway, I don't want to have to take it to the pc shop, I really can't afford the extra money right now to get it fixed, before they used to use my backups for new drives and they had no problem with booting.