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BSOD Winload.exe error

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    BSOD Winload.exe error

    Just a few minutes ago I was on windows 8 talking to a friend of mine on Skype when my pc froze. Since it was unresponsive I force shut it down and booted it back up. When it starts windows 8 it stays at a black screen for about 20 seconds and then tries to launch the windows 8 automatic repair. After about another 10 seconds it comes up with a blue screen saying this:
    Your PC needs to be repaired.
    The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
    File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    Error code: 0xc0000001

    Press enter to try again
    Press F8 for startup settings

    No matter which option I choose it always comes back to this problem. Sometimes the error code changes to 0xc000007b. Please help. My computer is a MBP Late 2010 Bootcamped with Mountain Lion and Windows 8

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  2. #2

    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1

    If you would be kind enough to post this information, we can give you the best help
    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    If you would be kind enough to post this information, we can give you the best help
    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
    How the heck can you do that if you cant even boot into Windows?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    The forum rules say that we're supposed to play nicely with each other.
    If you can't do it, please go elsewhere.


    - please run these free, bootable diagnostics: (don't always work well with Mac's - try the SeaGate Seatools - and you may have to use keyboard shortcuts as it usually doesn't contain mouse drivers).
    Start with the hard drive test as I suspect it's the problem.

    As this is a Mac, the inbuilt diags may still be working, so you may be able to test the hard drive with them also.
    Using Apple Hardware Test
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