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My toshiba laptop fell, and when i restarted the system informed me windows failed to start and that i should install recovery cd and restart my pc in order to repair. i placed the cd and i was informed that i had 2 options: reinstall and thus lose all data or Expert mode: recovers WinRE and the OS to the drives of the orginal toshiba installation without affecting present data. please help!

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