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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

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Not enough information to answer. Need manufacturer and specific model number before we can help.

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Turn the laptop upside down and remove the panel where the hard drive goes with a screwdriver.

Depending on the model of Toshiba laptop being worked on, this may include the entire bottom panel, a panel covering both hard drive slots or a panel covering the empty second slave hard drive slot.

Install the second hard drive by inserting it into the open slot.

Replace the opened cover.

Replace the battery and power cord.

Turn on the computer.

The second hard drive is automatically configured as the slave drive.

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More information needed.

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If you mean restore your computer to factory default settings:

When the computer is booting, you will see, at the bottom of the screen, an F (function) key that takes you into the Recovery mode.

Recovery will wipe everything else off except Windows and the programs and drivers that the computer originally came with.

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You will need to purchase a new OS disc and place it in the DVD drive booting from there to format the hard drive and put a fresh OS on it.
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Depending on the specific brand and model of your laptop you may need to select different options to restore the computer to its original settings. Check the manual that came with your laptop to find the specific menu options you need to select. Some computer manufacturers include an icon in the Start menu for restoring the laptop to its original settings without having to use a separate recovery disk. Double-click the icon and follow the instructions on the screen to start the restore process.
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  2. Wait for the computer manufacturer's logo to pop up on the screen. Press the keyboard key that brings up the recovery menu, which is usually "F2," "F8," or "Ctrl" and "F11" pressed simultaneously.
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Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.
The problem with your computer has nothing to do with the hard drive. You need to repair the bios. There is a way to flash the bios without booting into Windows. I'm pretty sure that a floppy drive is involved. You're going to have to figure out how to flash it back to your original bios that you have saved on your hard drive without booting into windows. There is some info on gigabyte web site about flashing bios. My internet connection is bad today and I can't download very well from that site or I'd give you an address. www.gigabyte.com.tw

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