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winload.exe error on booting up Windows 8

  1. #31


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    And the output of
    F:\>dir /s winload.exe


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  2. #32


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    F:\>dir /s winload.exe
    Volume in drive F is Win7
    Volume Serial Number is 20BE-3798

    Directory of F:\Windows\System32

    21/11/2010 02:29 508,904 winload.exe
    1 File(s) 508,904 bytes

    Directory of F:\Windows\System32\Boot

    21/11/2010 02:29 508,904 winload.exe
    1 File(s) 508,904 bytes

    Directory of F:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-b..environment-windows_31b
    f3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_6b400115eb0cb724

    21/11/2010 02:29 508,904 winload.exe
    1 File(s) 508,904 bytes

    Directory of F:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31b
    f3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_5d2e241dcae8f953

    21/11/2010 02:29 508,904 winload.exe
    1 File(s) 508,904 bytes

    Total Files Listed:
    4 File(s) 2,035,616 bytes
    0 Dir(s) 58,770,509,824 bytes free
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  3. #33


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    I am confused - winload.exe on F: is ok.
    Last disk management screen shot shows you are booted to C:.

    Which winload.exe is in error - from c: or from f: ?
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  4. #34


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by boyans View Post
    I am confused - winload.exe on F: is ok.
    Last disk management screen shot shows you are booted to C:.

    Which winload.exe is in error - from c: or from f: ?
    It is like this, Windows 8 is installed in Drive C, Windows 7 is in F. There is MBR partition too. My Windows 8 is working fine ( or you can say any Windows in drive C works fine).

    The problem starts when I install, any Windows in drive other than C with a Windows in drive C already present. Currently Windows 7 which is installed in Drive F, is stuck on winload.exe not found.

    Should I part the same command from drive C ?
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  5. #35


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    If you can boot to Win 8 then:
    MBR is ok, active partition - System Reserved - is ok, bootmgr (on active) is ok, BCD (on active) is ok,
    winload.exe on c: is ok, and so on the load chain.

    The listing for winload.exe on F: (Win 7) shows that all files have the same size - seems to be ok.

    The only element that is not checked is Windows 7 loader entry in BCD.

    So boot to Windows 8.
    With Visual Bcd Editor
    1) Click on Windows 7 loader in left pane, right-click and select "Delete object/loader"
    2) Right click in left pane and select "Create missing Windows loaders" (no parameters to specify) and confirm.

    This will create again a new loader entry for Windows 7.
    Reboot to see if Win 7 can boot.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    This ain't working too.. Created the New Windows 7 loader and restarted it, but again the same error !

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #37


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Is this the exact message you are getting - or is yours different?

    Got error message saying operating system couldn't be load because a required file is missing or contains errors. Error code was 0x000000e and File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
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  8. #38


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    It's just 0x000000d instead of 0x000000e. Otherwise, It's just the same. I've posted the error photo earlier in this thread.
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  9. #39


    Sofia
    Posts : 135
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    1.
    Could you change "ApplicationPath" for Windows 7 loader to
    \Windows\System32\Boot\winload.exe
    To edit just dbl-click.


    2.
    Could you also check that winload.exe in system32 and in system32\boot are the same on command line:

    F:\Windows\system32>fc /b winload.exe boot\winload.exe

    output should be:
    [Comparing files winload.exe and BOOT\WINLOAD.EXE
    FC: no differences encountered]

    3.
    Reboot to see if same errors occurs again.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8


    Still same error but just boot\ added up in the error.

    Windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

    The output was, as you mentioned.
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