Where does the bootmgr file belong in the C drive

i bought a used hard drive with the system loaded on it, but we blew a fuse in my house and i get the following message:

THE FOLLOWING FILES ARE MISSING OR CORRUPT:

BOOTMGR

SYSTEM CANNOT BOOT WITHOUT CRITICAL FILE.

PRESS CTRL, ALT, DELETE TO REBOOT

i now have the hard drive connected to my computer(IDE to USB) and i have a copy of the file, but i don't know where to put it. any help would be greatly appreciated
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  1. You don't say, but, sounds like Window XP....

    Your hard disk scrambled a file when the power dropped. Your story is a bit confusing, "you bought a used hard drive with the system loaded on it..." and "then we blew a fuse...."


    Basically you can not get a used hard drive with the system (by which I assume you mean the operating system, like Windows XP) and RE-Use it on ANY another PC "as-is".....

    You must reload Windows XP, from scratch, so that it will be configured to match the specific hardware in the computer you are trying to get running....

    If you have the Windows XP CD for your computer, you can reload the operating system on your PC onto this new (old used) hard drive.
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