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Windows Failed to Start-Winload.exe After Resize Partition

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    WIN 8

    Windows Failed to Start-Winload.exe After Resize Partition


    Hi guys, I took a gamble and resized my system partition and now my Windows 8 can no longer boot up however, I can boot to Windows 7 and I am still able to see all my files in Windows 8 (i have a multiboot system)

    I try to copy winload.exe from windows 7 and put it in windows 8 but it doesn't allow me to do so, like it's locked or something. I also tried to repair/refresh/reset from the installation CD win 8 but no go

    I attached the ff error msgs, please help!!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi bsk8er, welcome to Windows EightForums.

    Worst case scenario, you may have salvage your files and reinstall your OS.
    Plenty of knowledgeable folks here with pro advice so hang in there!
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    hmm when starting ur pc keep hitting hard on the esc key u will get a list then click on start with out winload.
    see if this helps
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    When you resized, did you happen to delete any small, say 100mb partitions?

    That's where your Bootloader was.
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    Posts : 5
    WIN 8


    Thanks for the replies guys! Unfortunately I can't do the ESC method because it's a multiboot system so pressing ESC will cancel the operation...

    I have attached the partition drives. Idk if I deleted it but I tried visual BCD to repair it, but it didn't work


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  7. #7


    India
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    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    isn't booting up from cd from the boot options not working?
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  8. #8


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    WIN 8


    Quote Originally Posted by sri2000 View Post
    isn't booting up from cd from the boot options not working?
    It does but I don't see the option to skip winload, just refresh, restart, troubleshooting, etc.

    Also after I fix mbr, I now get the following error msg instead

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  9. #9


    India
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    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    if booting from a dvd is working then all u need to fix is in your hands in a few simple commands u just need to use the windows 8 dvd to open cmd
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    WIN 8


    Quote Originally Posted by sri2000 View Post
    if booting from a dvd is working then all u need to fix is in your hands in a few simple commands u just need to use the windows 8 dvd to open cmd
    Can you tell me the cmds to run because I've ran most of them and it doesn't work. I attempted sfc and it wouldn't let me, rebuild bcd, fix boot, mbr, etc.
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