How can I make a new hard drive with recovered data bootable?

Here's my situation:
I have a PC (PC1) with Win7 and the Hard Drive went bad, but I have a backup!
So, I have a new hard drive and on another PC (PC2), I connected the new HD to PC2 using a USB connector.
I then initialized the new drive while it was hooked up to PC2.
Then, while the new drive was hooked up to PC2, I used the backup of the old drive to restore the data to the new drive.
The problem is that when I put the new drive in PC1, it doesn't recognize a boot drive.

How do I fix this?
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorCommented:
What kind of backup did you do?  You have make an image of the disk not just a file backup in order to restore it back to bootable.
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Did you make the drive active?

Probably not so go here and read the instructions on how to do it.

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You need to have an OS installed for it to be bootable. Data backups usually don't include an OS.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Connect the drive back to PC2 and go into Windows Disk Management. Take a screen shot and post it here.
Also brose the restored partitions and check if they have Windows folder and a folder Users.
cashonlyAuthor Commented:
That did it.  Thanks!
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