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winload.exe error on booting up Windows 8


Geekseeker

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#1
Created a separate partition to install Windows 8 to permit dual boot with either XP or Windows 8. Windows 8 install went well until first attempt to boot up Windows 8. 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

winload.exe was installed in the Windows 8 partition ... so I don't know how to interpret the error message or what to do about it.

any ideas?
 

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yousaf465

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I got the exact same situation.
 

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boyans

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A)
Check if there is winload~1.exe file in \windows\system32.
If present change "ApplicationPath" of Windows 8 loader using Visual BCD Editor to \windows\system32\winload~1.exe.
(change path = double-click on path and edit)

Alternatively (in Windows XP) use bcdedit and change "path" of Win8 loader.
(bcdedit is present in \ProgramFiles\VisualBcd folder after installation)

B)
Could you specify the version of Windows 8 you are trying to install ?

There could be something wrong with the .iso used for burning - see if checksum is OK.
Maybe installation media was burned on high speed - use a lower speed (4x) to burn.
 

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yousaf465

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#4
This path is for windows 8 ?

I was using 9200.16384.120725-1247_x86frev_Enterprise_VL_HRM_CENA_X86FREV_EN-US_DVD downloaded using torrent. Now I'm downloading official release preview. I used USB as install media.
My orginal OS is windows 7 not Xp, forgot.


winload.PNG
 

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boyans

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Check if there is winload~1.exe file in \windows\system32.
If present change "ApplicationPath" of Windows 8 loader using Visual BCD Editor to \windows\system32\winload~1.exe.
Please note the "if present".
ApplicationPath for Windows NT6 loader since Vista is "\windows\system32\winload.exe".

Torrents are NOT a very reliable source for software which is also unofficial.
 

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boyans

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#7
Win8_default.png

On standard installation SiPolicy is defined for Windows 8 loader and for {bootmgr}

The screenshot from previous post lacks Recovery too - I assume it is after StartUp Repair.

Adding Recovery later is done with two commands:(admin prompt)
ReAgentC /disable
ReAgentC /enable
 

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#8
I did it this way [video=youtube;BOYYSk5Vxrc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOYYSk5Vxrc&feature=youtu.be[/video]


What should I do Now ?
 

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On Recovery prompt:
bcdboot drive_letter:\windows
where drive_letter is Windows 8 drive.

If you can boot to Windows 7 download and install Visual BCD and run "Dual-boot Repair"->"Automatic Repair"
this would fix Windows 8 booting.

Other things to try:
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Usually when running StartUp Repair and the result is error you REBOOT and do it again.
and you repeat the exercise up to three times.
If errors persist you do "inplace reinstall".
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Advanced users could try on recovery prompt:
0. save \boot\BCD
bcdedit /export "drive:\path\file_name" - for example: "c:\BCD_Backup\BCD_07aug2012"
1. delete \boot\BCD (you have to change attibutes = attrib -s -h c:\boot\bcd then del c:\boot\bcd)
2. delete \bootmgr
3. write new MBR and PBR to active partition
bootsect /nt60 all /force /mbr
4. write new BCD using
bcdboot c:\windows - c: assumed to be Windows 8 (=latest Windows OS installed on comp) drive if not change accordingly
 

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I did with visual BCD on Windows 7 (Automatic Repair), but nothing happened.
 

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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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1.yes it did bcd edit 1.PNG

2.yes bcd 2.PNG

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

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boyans

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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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Here are the screenshots for Disk Management and bcdedit.
disc management.PNG

bcdedit.PNG
 

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yousaf465

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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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yousaf465

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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.
 

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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.
 

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yousaf465

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Congrats you have Win 8 running !
Tried to install Windows 7 in drive d got winload.exe error for Windows 7. :p these two are acting like two wives of a person.:D
 

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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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