The image would not restore to the new hard drive I received an error stating. The system image was created on a computer using efi this computer is using bios.
So I put in my Windows 7 disc and restarted the computer to access command prompt and set the partition as active, I also checked to make sure other partitions were not marked active. (I have read this can cause boot errors) I then ran startup repair, and each time it stated it could find nothing wrong. (I rebooted after each startup repair)
Upon reboot my computer started like normal and allowed me to log into windows. (at this point I thought the problem was solved, I must be wrong.)
But, after rebooting again I seem to have another issue. When I first boot I receive the error that "windows could not start, recent hardware changes maybe the cause, insert repair disc"
If I hit "enter" to continue it boots into windows and lets me log in like normal. It seems everything is on my computer like the original hard drive. I have tried repair system startup to get rid of this error. I have tried cmd prompt bootrec.exe /fixboot, /fixmbr, and /rebuildbcd. (all state to complete successfully) But I still receive this error.