said by Dissembled:
You sound fairly accomplished in this area and seem like you know what you're talking about.
But let me get this straight, you swapped a drive and all the sudden it won't boot? The first thing you did was put the old drive in and same result? Not sure if I caught that part or not.
Did you zap something while you were doing this swap?
I like to think so
That's correct; I cloned one drive to the other, reinstalled bootloader for good measure, and now it won't boot. Put original drive in, it won't boot either.
I didn't zap anything; I was in contact with the case the whole time, didn't touch the motherboard... I don't know how I could've zapped anything.