so ill start by explaining what is happened, happening, and what I'm trying to do. maybe you guys have an idea. I have a bad 750GB 7200RPM SATA, replacing it with an identical make, model, size, and year. new drive has been checked, formatted ( FAT32, NTFS, FAT, and various others for safe measure), Partitioned, and i have copied data via HDD dock. the drive is a complete copy all files with no issues at all. ( ie. error, "are you sure", any thing along those lines. im trying to mirror or totally copy the HDD. i have Acronis software i haven't tried yet. still skeptical. i have a backup copy of the HDD to be copied on a TB Network Storage Drive.
Moving along... i now have the new drive copied (tried each format, after partioning each drive) and it is in the computer which still is in fully operational order. and when the BIOS loads the OS it say BOOTMGR is missing. I have then put in the factory restore dics to restore the BOOTMGR via CMDPROMT. Still no sucess, what is the process im skipping or over looking?