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Ye old "Winload" issue at startup..

  1. #51


    If this is the case, you will have just re validated the axiom that a Clean Install is ALWAYS a better choice.

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  2. #52


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I figured I would post too.

    I read the entire thread.

    I read "use command prompt" being suggested.

    You need Administrator Command Prompt.

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    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    To paste the command into the Administrator Command Prompt:

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    Then:

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    It begins:

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  3. #53


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    David - I was suggesting using that from the install disk, which he has. Unfortunately, the /online switch does not work unless you are booted into the windows 8 system. From the install disk you have to use the /image switch, and that is a much more complicated syntax then the easy online fix.

    IF the system boots, then DISM /online is the easiest way to fix it - But from the Install Disk, it can't be run with that syntax. I spent 3 days investigating this, and I could not find s straight command line for it anywhere.
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  4. #54


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    O well.

    At least the info on copying & pasting into a command prompt might come in useful.
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  5. #55


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah I have done that, that's no sweat - It's just - WHAT syntax does he need to use for /image - He would have to enter the exact path to his WinSXS folder - Or wherever Windows 8.1 stores the Image Files. I don't know enough about it, I have been reading and reading but my head is exploding. And, booting from the install disk, you CAN cut and paste with the command prompt, but it is difficult. I used to edit LISP commands for AutoCAD, those are days I don't wanna remember.
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  6. #56


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks X,and all that are contributing.

    I was tempted to try the install disk again..But as you said X. It is much too deep..

    I'm gonna look on Ebay for another Seagate 2 TB Sata HD with the same Hardware..(yeah even including the cache and what-not)

    Thanks for the posts and I shall Return

    Have a Great Holiday folks
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  7. #57


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    Merry Christmas all


    May you all have a Awesome Christmas holiday 12-25-13

    I shall Return with news Guys and Maybe Gals ?

    Keep the Faith
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  8. #58


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    OK I formatted and re installed Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and then 8.1 Pro 64 bit also.
    Had help from Microsoft techs tier two at least..
    Help was free

    I am not using Bitdefender at the moment as antivirus I decided to use System Mechanic Pro, (So i could remove the Password protected files, Iolo, From the scans from BitDefender)

    One of the techs helping me install 8.1 Pro told me he doesn't use an antivirus program. He deals with viruses as they come along......Well I don't work for Microsoft so...

    I get that though...

    The only difference in System Mechanic and system Mechanic Pro is the addition of antivirus software. So far so good.

    So my problem originally titled is not totally fixed yet, Gotta give it a few days folks..

    Will check back in a few weeks...

    Happy New Year 2014
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  9. #59


    Maryland
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    System Mechanic pro also had a few issues.
    1. It ran in 16 bit too, (not that considered that a problem really..)

    2. Windows would not recognize the anti-virus program as one, so it thought I was running without an antivirus...

    So I re-installed Bitdefender.

    No "winload" issues so far,so good.

    will let you know in a coupe weeks

    Thanks again folks
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