And it's when I suggest folk reveal or tell what they thing caused it. In a recent cause that I'm unsure how it ended they had the boot area on one drive and the OS on another. They had added a new drive and apparently moved one or both drives to other SATA ports. What a mess.

Along the way they tried https://neosmart.net/EasyRE/ but due to the odd OS setup, I fear the repair tools were never going to work.

"Good luck storming the castle."