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"Windows Recovery Environment" after installing Win 8 virtual machine

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    "Windows Recovery Environment" after installing Win 8 virtual machine


    This is the screen i get when i start my virtual machine of Windows 8. This is what comes written there.


    "Windows Recovery Environment


    Your PC needs to be repaired


    This 64-Bit application couldn't load because your PC doesn't have a 64-Bit Processor. If you're using Windows To Go, make sure your USB device has a version of Windows that's compatible with the PC you're trying to use.


    File:\windows\system32\boot\winload.exe


    Error Code: 00xc000035a"


    All this when I already have a 64-Bit Genuine Windows 7 home premium installed on my Sony Vaio Lapotop with Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM.


    What should i do please help??

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  2. #2


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Windows 8 throws an error involving winload.exe when it can not boot for any reason.

    Sounds to me like you might have to setup VirtualBox better or whatever software you're using. I don't use virtualization, so I can't be more specific.

    In your motherboard bios settings, make sure Virtualization is on, or similar. (VT or HAV)
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  3. #3


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    GMan's right

    VT-x (VT or HAV... is the same). Enable it in the bios. In Virtualbox enable VT-x. VMware should detect that automatically. Virtual PC cannot use VT-x (nor Win8). Windows Virtual PC (xp mode) is not ready for Win8.
    Hyper-V ... don't know if vt-x needs to be enabled and Parallels is something I dont' use.

    What program are you running your VM in?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    I have used both VMware Player and Virtual Box! Latest version of them.
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  5. #5


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    A tip:

    As mentioned in Vbox user manual:
    Don't run VMware and Virtualbox at the same time when using VT-x/AMD-v.
    They can crash the host if using the same cpu resources.


    I used them once simultaneously but lucky for me nothing happened (I rolled a good dice that time).
    And I stopped running then at the same time when I found out the risks.


    Hopachi
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