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winload.exe error on booting up Windows 8

  1. #21


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    Windows 8


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    here it is.

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  2. #22


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    Save any valuable data you have on E: and F:

    1. Right-click on F: - select convert to logical, you can use also Partition Wizard (free) instead of Windows Disk Management.
    So now you will have "System Reserved" and C: - primary, E: and F: logical.

    2. Download and install Partition Guru (free) - in menu select Tools - Check MBR/Partition table error.
    If any errors - delete E: and F: and create again.

    3. Format (BUT NOT QUICK) the partition you want to install to (F: ?)

    4. Install Win 7

    You can give names to partitions - (in explorer or DiskManagement) - select F:, right-click, select Rename - text "Win7" for example.

    Installation errors are usually from bad installation media - recheck MD5, SHA-1 checksum of ISO to be sure it's OK. There are many free tools for calculating checksums, I am using HashTab, it integrates with explorer and the checksums are available when you select and right-click on a file, then "Properties" - FileHashes.
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  3. #23


    ..I agree with "add labels to the partitions"....so you know what's what if the drive letters change.
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by MadHorseman View Post
    ..I agree with "add labels to the partitions"....so you know what's what if the drive letters change.
    I just that when I bought this drive.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by boyans View Post
    Save any valuable data you have on E: and F:

    1. Right-click on F: - select convert to logical, you can use also Partition Wizard (free) instead of Windows Disk Management.
    So now you will have "System Reserved" and C: - primary, E: and F: logical.

    2. Download and install Partition Guru (free) - in menu select Tools - Check MBR/Partition table error.
    If any errors - delete E: and F: and create again.

    3. Format (BUT NOT QUICK) the partition you want to install to (F: ?)

    4. Install Win 7

    You can give names to partitions - (in explorer or DiskManagement) - select F:, right-click, select Rename - text "Win7" for example.

    Installation errors are usually from bad installation media - recheck MD5, SHA-1 checksum of ISO to be sure it's OK. There are many free tools for calculating checksums, I am using HashTab, it integrates with explorer and the checksums are available when you select and right-click on a file, then "Properties" - FileHashes.

    No success, still Winload.exe missing for Windows 7. Will post screenshot.
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  6. #26


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    Windows 8


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  7. #27


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    Post output of \windows\system32 from command:
    change to drive "Win7" - whatever drive_letter on your system
    dir \windows\system32\winlo*.exe
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  8. #28


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    The F:\Windows\system32\winload.exe application cannot be run in Win32 mode.

    That's what I tried in Windows 7 setup command prompt.
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  9. #29


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    dir \windows\system32\winlo*.exe - on drive where win 7 is installed.

    dir - lists directory contents

    I am getting the impression you are not very familiar with command prompt.
    Alternatively with explorer select \windows\system32 on Win 7 drive and search for winlo*.exe
    What is the result ?
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  10. #30


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    F:\>dir \windows\system32\winlo*.exe
    Volume in drive F is Win7
    Volume Serial Number is 20BE-3798

    Directory of F:\windows\system32

    11/21/2010 02:29 AM 508,904 winload.exe
    11/21/2010 02:29 AM 286,720 winlogon.exe
    2 File(s) 795,624 bytes
    0 Dir(s) 58,770,509,824 bytes free

    F:\>
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