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winload.exe error on booting up Windows 8

  1. #11


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    Has Automatic Repair found Windows 8 and Windows 7 ?
    Is Windows 8 now default ?
    Is the behaviour when you boot to Windows 8 the same as before ? (same error msg?)

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  2. #12


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    1.yes it did Click image for larger version

    2.yes Click image for larger version

    yes it the same error msg. Installing again and again add more instants of these msg over each other.
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  3. #13


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    Why is the system date 02-feb-2005 ? Strange.
    Is it possible that Win7 has some kind of virus ?

    Something wrong in only 2 items:
    BCD and winload.exe
    which cannot be fixed seems odd.

    1. Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management so that all partitions are visible
    and the full printout of bcdedit:
    bcdedit /enum all /v >bcd.txt
    and attach file bcd.txt.

    2. On command prompt: change to "\windows" of Windows 8 drive and execute
    dir /s winload.exe
    and post output of command.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    Here are the screenshots for Disk Management and bcdedit.
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    Click image for larger version
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  5. #15


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by boyans View Post
    Why is the system date 02-feb-2005 ? Strange.
    Is it possible that Win7 has some kind of virus ?
    .
    It is an issue with motherboards cell (lazy me)
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  6. #16


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    I formatted the MBR, Windows 8 and backup partitions. Left the Windows 7 drive as it contained recently downloaded data.

    Installed Windows 8 in 50 gb drive, now I have got a new error screenshot attached.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails uploadfromtaptalk1344489813409.jpg  
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  7. #17


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    Well it worked after all. Installed it in backup drive; formatted it, was logical drive. Formatted MBR as mentioned in previous post.
    Installed Windows 8 in drive C (didn't format it as it contained some data.)

    It worked.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails uploadfromtaptalk1344495309741.jpg   uploadfromtaptalk1344495331438.jpg   uploadfromtaptalk1344495357725.jpg  
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  8. #18


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    Congrats you have Win 8 running !
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  9. #19


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by boyans View Post
    Congrats you have Win 8 running !
    Tried to install Windows 7 in drive d got winload.exe error for Windows 7. these two are acting like two wives of a person.
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  10. #20


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    If disk layout is still the same could you change d: partition to logical.
    "Partition Wizzard" could do.
    Just as experiment to see if this logical partition in the middle is not causing problems.

    The logical partition is inside of the extented partition. On a physical disk you can have 4 primary or 3 primary and one extented with many logical partitions inside.

    Or you could convert the logical partition to primary.

    Win 7 or Win 8 can be installed to logical as you have a primary "SYSTEM RESERVED" (boot files are/go there).

    There is also a tool PartitionGuru which has good mbr/partition checking - would be useful to see if partitions are really OK.
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