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system32\winload.efi Status 0xC0000428 error

  1. #1

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    s: XP, Win7, Win8, Ubuntu

    system32\winload.efi Status 0xC0000428 error

    Somehow Windows installed Windows Boot Manager after I altered my "boot from devices" order in my bios.

    The two options displayed in Boot Manager are:
    -Windows Setup
    -Windows 8

    -when I choose Windows Setup, I get a screen filled with three error messages:

    • \windows.~bt\windows\system32\winload.efi
    • Status 0xC0000428
    • The digital signature for this file could not be verified

    How can I get rid of the "Windows Setup" ~option~ in Windows Boot Manager?

    I want to keep Windows Boot Manager, BTW, because I plan to install dual-boot Win7 later.

    Used a Win8 recovery disk and tried the following commands in the Command Prompt option:

    • bootrec /fixmbr
    • bootrec /fixboot
    • bootrec /rebuildBCD

    ...with no changes/help resulting.
    Last edited by dperecky; 08 Feb 2013 at 14:46. Reason: changed title

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Take a look at Option Three in this tutoral, & Use the delete option.
    Startup Options - Choose a Default OS to Run at Startup in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Posts : 74
    s: XP, Win7, Win8, Ubuntu


    Thanks for the tip! Solved with two BCDEdit commands.

    Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System - Windows 7 Help Forums

    In command prompt, "Run as Administrator":

    BCDEdit /enum - Lists entries in the store.

    BCDEdit /delete {identifier- from above command} /cleanup

    That's it!!

    (don't know how to include a picture, so the .jpg is attached instead)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails BCDEdit_Delete_Cleanup_2-8-2013.jpg  
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Jul 2014 at 09:30. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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