The main feature was an M4A78TE ASUS Motherboard with Phenom X4 processor.
So I go about my usual work of switching the parts out (not hard this time, as most of the parts I wanted were in the new case) and got my hard drives hooked up. My main drive (1TB WD Blue SATA), storage (600 GB Seagate SATA), and an old laptop drive I had been backing up (TOSHIBA 250GB SATA).
That last drive was probably a mistake because when I started the computer, Windows booted up, but it was the OS on the laptop drive! So I powered down the computer (was fairly impatient to get started and that old drive was so slow, I did a hard shutdown holding the power button) and pulled out the laptop drive.
When I tried to start again, I couldn't see my main drive. Turns out that I unhooked the data cable to it when unplugging the laptop drive. And here's where things turn sour. The drive won't boot. Says insert bootable media.
So I put in my Windows 7 (64 bit) disk and try a repair. Unfortunately it can't see the OS on my main drive to repair it! I've tried loading advanced drive controllers but no luck, it will not appear on the list.
Anybody have any idea what I did to sabotage my new setup?