Sorry to hear you are having issues Beaner...
Not sure how politically correct that name is either... LOL!
I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up.
What application did you use to make this "Clone"?
Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.
Can you boot into your OS? If yes, can you see both the old HDD and the Cloned HDD? If you can positivly ID the cloned drive just format it and start again!
I can give you more details once you give me more details!