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unable to boot into system, winload.efi error

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    win8 pro

    unable to boot into system, winload.efi error


    I am pretty new to Windows8. I just mess up with my Dell XPS 12 yesterday by using a partition tool to create a 2nd partition from C:\

    now When I boot into the system, I got the following message: "File \windows\system32\winload.efi. Error code: 0X0000225"

    I then create a win 8 pro x64 USB and try to recover, but the re-set, refresh and system restore woudln't work.

    I did some research i tried all the command bootrec /XYZ , but still no luck.
    I saw some people can use bootedit to fix this issue, but this command has problem to run on the PE environment on the X: drive.

    I even try to reinstall the OS, but it would;'t let me do it because it's a GPT partition. If I can fix this issue, i really don't want to re-install....... any suggestion?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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


    Was the 3rd party Partitioning,Backup & Cloning software, which you used fully support Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot?
    Which is signed by Microsoft.


    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    win8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Was the 3rd party Partitioning,Backup & Cloning software, which you used fully support Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot?
    Which is signed by Microsoft.


    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    the software is EaseUS Partition, i am not sure it supported win8. but now it mess up.
    How can I fix the boot? if I really comes to re-install?
    how can I pull the product key from the pre-installed system.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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


    how can I pull the product key from the pre-installed system.
    No product key is need to reinstall Windows 8 Pre-installed, as key is coded in UEFI/BIOS firmware.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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