Still no go - tried it a few times. Question do you set the "hidden" partition (100mb) as active or the true drive as active. Asking because the hidden system reserved drive actually seems to have the boot information. Tried both still no go.
Heres the bootmgr info if that helps. Seems to hardcode C but I'm not sure will have to run it again - in recovery DISKPART I think it assigned it as D although in disk management after bootup it shows C: as the primary (copy of windows). Any insight would be helpful. Starting to really bug me.