I loaded the hard drive image to a new hard drive - it's a windows 2000 image.
The first time I booted, I got: Operating system not found.
The next time, I got the message: Missing Operating System.
The third time I booted, it worked just fine.
I restored the image to the new unformatted hard drive by using DD in Linux.
The image of the entire hard drive was also created by using DD in Linux.
Why would rebooting 3 times work?