Hi all. I've tried to find an answer to this, but haven't had too much luck, and am hoping that someone can help. Long story short, I have an HP Mini netbook with a damaged hard drive slot (pins are all bent out of shape. Nothing's actually broken off, but, I have a feeling it's beyond hope unless anyone has any great advice on that). So that it's not a total loss, I'm trying to have the system use an external hard drive (WD MyPassport) as its hard drive. I had backed up the old hard drive with Acronis TrueImage to a WD MyBook, and have the Acronis Loader on a smaller USB flash drive. So, I plug all three of these things into USB ports, and start up the netbook. The following paragraph isn't exact, since I don't fully remember all the options and what they are all called and everything. I'll do my best, but, basically I think I did everything possible It boots from the Flash Drive, and loads the Acronis program. It finds the image file on the MyBook, and gives me the option of restoring the image from the MyBook to the MyPassport. I select everything (files, file structure, MBR), and it sends it all over to the MyPassport (which had previously been empty, and now looks like it has everything that should be on there, as it has the full directories and everything that had been on the netbook). So, full of hope, I turn the netbook off, unplug the other two things, and leave the MyPassport plugged in. I start it up... And it says there was nothing bootable found. I've tried going through everything that I can, any option that seems like it's relevant, and I'm just not getting anything to work. If anyone has any suggestions of anything I did wrong or anything to try or do differently or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance for any help.