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Booting from former slave drive

Previous 'C:' drive was placed into another PC and made into slave drive. Now need to restore to original 'C:' status in previous PC. It will not boot now and says reinstall the "system32 driver because couldn't find or its corrupted? Can this restored without damaging old data? If so, How?

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Hi,
try boot to safe mode, and do a system restore.
if it not worked let me know
good luck

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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