I have always loaded the intel driver during the install with vista, I don't know but this is seriously messing with my head. I even tried it with just the two drives I know were good. I am starting to think its maybe a bad iso, it checked out thou so I am ready to call it quits for today.
Its been five hours now and I haven't broken anything. Its true you do get patience with age because I would have thrown something by now a few years ago.