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First, kudos for providing a screenshot, because this will be yet another case where a picture is worth a thousand words because it reveals information about the setup that the poster might never have thought to mention due to not realizing its importance.
But my initial question is this: Which disk are you actually TRYING to boot from? Is it GPT Disk 1, or MBR Disk 2? You say that as a final measure, you want to "restore", but you're not specifying which disk you're restoring TO, or for that matter what image you're restoring FROM. Disk 1 and Disk 2 are independent of each other, and there's no requirement that all disks in a system be either GPT or MBR. You can certainly mix and match, as you're doing. But if you have an image that CAME from a GPT disk, then in the overwhelming majority of cases, you will want to restore it onto a GPT disk. Same with MBR. But if you're trying to boot from GPT Disk 1 and are considering restoring that disk from an earlier backup that was originally captured from that very disk, then the fact that Disk 2 uses MBR is irrelevant because it's not involved in the operation. Same if Disk 2 is the only disk of interest -- although switching from booting from a GPT disk to an MBR disk, or vice versa, might require BIOS tweaks since the former would boot in UEFI mode and the latter would boot in BIOS mode.
In terms of what's strange about your screenshot, notice that on Disk 2, two of the partitions are in green. That means that they are inside an "extended partition". Without going too deep down a rabbit hole, that was a hack devised to work around the fact that MBR disks can nominally only have four partitions. The extended partition was a construct that is technically a single partition as far as the Master Boot Record is concerned, but it can contain multiple logical volumes -- which are the two items you see in green. But a major restriction of logical volumes inside an extended partition is that they cannot be used for booting. I see that those two partitions have the Windows logo on them, which is normally Reflect's way of indicating that the partition is related to booting Windows. I don't know why it's doing that for the second partition given that it shows as unformatted, but if that logo's appearance on the FIRST green partition is because that's a Windows partition you've restored from somewhere and are trying to boot from, then that's the reason you're stuck -- or at least ONE of the reasons you're stuck. Another reason that entire setup is odd is because you only have three volumes on that disk to begin with, and therefore there's no real reason to have an extended partition at all.