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error 0xc0000428 winload.exe cannot be verified

Question: error 0xc0000428 winload.exe cannot be verified

winload.exe digital signature cannot be verified error code:0xc0000428
I want to dual boot windows 7 and windows 10.

I have windows 7 installed on my C drive. (disk manage image attached)

Win 10 (D drive) where I want to install windows 10.

IN installation process:
"Getting files ready for installation" completes about 25% and then it reboots and shows the error.

https://www.tenforums.com/attachments...windows_10.jpg
In boot option I have
1) Windows setup
2) Windows 7

When I click on option 1(setup), it shows the error and setup cannot from that point progress.

I have no problem booting and running windows 7(option 2).

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Preferred Solution: error 0xc0000428 winload.exe cannot be verified

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Answer: error 0xc0000428 winload.exe cannot be verified

Opps, there is no Disk Mgmnt screen shot attached and .. the screen shot you did attach does not show an error, only the install percent complete. These things happen.

Since you're just beginning, it might be more expedient to start over.
See: Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

I would delete the D: partition, leaving it raw/unallocated, and let Windows manage it during the install.
Be careful - only the D partition.

The tutorial should guide you all the way through. Read it and ask questions before you begin - it's easier to answer a question than to fix something or start over

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winload.exe digital signature cannot be verified error code:0xc0000428
I want to dual boot windows 7 and windows 10.

I have windows 7 installed on my C drive. (disk manage image attached)

Win 10 (D drive) where I want to install windows 10.

IN installation process:
"Getting files ready for installation" completes about 25% and then it reboots and shows the error.

http://www.tenforums.com/attachments...windows_10.jpg
In boot option I have
1) Windows setup
2) Windows 7

When I click on option 1(setup), it shows the error and setup cannot from that point progress.

I have no problem booting and running windows 7(option 2).

Answer:error 0xc0000428 winload.exe cannot be verified

Opps, there is no Disk Mgmnt screen shot attached and .. the screen shot you did attach does not show an error, only the install percent complete. These things happen.

Since you're just beginning, it might be more expedient to start over.
See: Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

I would delete the D: partition, leaving it raw/unallocated, and let Windows manage it during the install.
Be careful - only the D partition.

The tutorial should guide you all the way through. Read it and ask questions before you begin - it's easier to answer a question than to fix something or start over

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I want to dual boot windows 7 and windows 10.

I have windows 7 installed on my C drive. (disk manage image attached)

Win 10 (D drive) where I want to install windows 10.

IN installation process:
"Getting files ready for installation" completes about 25% and then it reboots and shows the error.

http://www.tenforums.com/attachments...windows_10.jpg
In boot option I have
1) Windows setup
2) Windows 7

When I click on option 1(setup), it shows the error and setup cannot from that point progress.

I have no problem booting and running windows 7(option 2).

Answer:winload.exe digital signature cannot be verified error code:0xc0000428

Hmm, maybe the logical partition causes a problem. (You can install on a logical as long as boot files are on primary as far as I know but who knows ).

Is the iso in good shape? Any memory issues?

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i got this error when i was about to start a system recovery on my computer.I clicked on start and the computer restarted after it opened it gave me this error on windows boot manager.
 
HELPP ME!!
 
 
 
I attempted to boot from gateway recovery, and windows installation disc (via usb, and cd)

Answer:0xc0000428 winload.exe error

bump.

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I've been trying at it for a couple days now but nothing seems to be working!

My friend is trying to install Windows 8 pro 64bit over his Windows 7 32bit. I know you can't 'upgrade' so we went with the custom/clean install. We backed up any files he needed and used the Windows USB boot tool and loaded the iso file into a bootable usb. Went through the install process and about 10mins in, the PC restarts itself.

I then get an error saying...

Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired.
The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Error code: 0xc0000428

It then gives you some options at the bottom to choose another OS or startup settings, but choosing those options just flickers the screen and does nothing. I've tried reinstalling and the same thing occurs. I've also tried other methods such as copying the bootmgr file from the USB onto the boot drive to replace the older bootmgr, but that didn't work either.

Any ideas??? I'm not sure I can get back it back W7 since everything on the HD is already wiped (don't care about the data obviously, just want to get W8 to work...)

Answer:0xc0000428 winload.exe error

If you're getting that error, it would indicate your initial ISO used to create the USB was/is corrupt and not an actual good copy, or the file copy to USB failed at some point (if you're sure the Win8 ISO that you downloaded from Microsoft has the same MD5 sum and CRC hash as the file on Microsoft's servers).

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Brand new Elitebook 840 G2 with Win 7 professional preloaded to 500GHDD.  Upgrade to Win 10 about 1 month. Using Paragon Hard Disk Manager? 15 Business to migrate the Whole HDD to 256G SSD successfully. Replace the HDD to SSD and reboot and got Black screen with If you understand why the digital signature cannot be verified and want to start windows without this file temporary disable driver signature enforcement.File:\windows\system32\winload.exeStatus: 0XC0000428Info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. Note: using the same Paragon Hard Disk Manager? 15 Business to migrate the Whole HDD to 256G SSD successfully to Elitebook 8440P and 8460P before without problem. Any help and direction is appreciated. ThanksFrank 

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Somehow Windows installed Windows Boot Manager after I altered my "boot from devices" order in my bios.

The two options displayed in Boot Manager are:
-Windows Setup
-Windows 8

-when I choose Windows Setup, I get a screen filled with three error messages:
\windows.~bt\windows\system32\winload.efi Status 0xC0000428 The digital signature for this file could not be verified

How can I get rid of the "Windows Setup" ~option~ in Windows Boot Manager?

I want to keep Windows Boot Manager, BTW, because I plan to install dual-boot Win7 later.

Used a Win8 recovery disk and tried the following commands in the Command Prompt option:

bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot bootrec /rebuildBCD

...with no changes/help resulting.

Answer:system32\winload.efi Status 0xC0000428 error

Take a look at Option Three in this tutoral, & Use the delete option.
Startup Options - Choose a Default OS to Run at Startup in Windows 8

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Hello forums:

Last night I shut my computer down just fine and woke up today to have to deal with this error.

I first had an issue with my RAM, but removing all but one, disconnecting PSU and working that method eventually got my computer back to shape.

Except for this brick wall:

I boot just fine, and as I am going to load, I get the error posdted in the title and with suggestions of using windows repair disc or move on and continue ignoring the error.

Before anything of course, I used the windows 7 disc to repair my errors, (I had an error or two) but, none of those seemed to be related to my current problem because after restarting i was later directed to that screen again.

So I reverted to using the only other solution, continuing while ignoring the error.
Thinking it would work, I was wrong. I get an option to choose the Operating system and it shows Vista (I use Win7) and even then, It re-loops me back to that error.

I have been working ever since the release of windows 7 just fine, this is just happening now.
Bare in mind I have searched other threads but none seem to really help my problem, I cannot even go into my desktop or beyond that screen. I am posting this from another computer.

Sorry for the Wall of text, I hope someone can really help me solve this problem

Much gratitude, Jona

Answer:\system32\winload.exe Status: 0xc0000428 Error in boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jona


Hello forums:

Last night I shut my computer down just fine and woke up today to have to deal with this error.

I first had an issue with my RAM, but removing all but one, disconnecting PSU and working that method eventually got my computer back to shape.

Except for this brick wall:

I boot just fine, and as I am going to load, I get the error posdted in the title and with suggestions of using windows repair disc or move on and continue ignoring the error.

Before anything of course, I used the windows 7 disc to repair my errors, (I had an error or two) but, none of those seemed to be related to my current problem because after restarting i was later directed to that screen again.

So I reverted to using the only other solution, continuing while ignoring the error.
Thinking it would work, I was wrong. I get an option to choose the Operating system and it shows Vista (I use Win7) and even then, It re-loops me back to that error.

I have been working ever since the release of windows 7 just fine, this is just happening now.
Bare in mind I have searched other threads but none seem to really help my problem, I cannot even go into my desktop or beyond that screen. I am posting this from another computer.

Sorry for the Wall of text, I hope someone can really help me solve this problem

Much gratitude, Jona


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I've installed Win 7 on my Laptop. But when I launch (without booting from Bootable USB), it gives me an error:
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

The problem is when I boot from my Bootable USB it acts normal. Like nothing is wrong. It's just normal Windows 7 like I'm used to.

I searched on other topics but it seems that everyone issue is fixed by using the bootrec using the bootable DVD. Although I can't access that since I'm using an USB AND when I boot using my USB it's acting normal.

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I restarted my PC the other day (Dell XPS 8300) and then when it got the the Win7 login screen (the one where user profiles/pictures should be listed) a weird error message in wingdings font appeared. Eventually I learned to use a install/repair disc to use bcedit and bootrec from command line. Oddly, it seemed that my OS drive letter had changed from C: to E: . After a lot of research I removed a secondary hard disc I installed. The drive letter is now right, and the partition size seems right.

My problem now is when windows starts I get an error saying that winload.exe cannot be verified. The error code is 0xc0000428. I've tried bootrec /fixmbr, /scanos, rebuildbcd/, /fixboot, with no luck. Same with start-up repair I understand that some people have been able to find a working winload replacement in /windows/system32 (sometimes called winload~1) but I don't seem to have luck.

Any suggestions, folks?

By the way. An odd thing - I don't think that my Dell came with an install disc (nice work Dell!) but I borrowed a Home Premium repair disk. It doesn't let me open my win7 installation ("wrong version"). However a Vista install disc does recognize it. I can still get to the command prompt in both though.
 

Answer:Winload.exe Cannot Verify 0xc0000428

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hello mates, my first post here.

ok, let's start.

After a power loss, my computer restarted and i get the error on windows 7.

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000428

info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

first thing i did is , put the Seven dvd , try to repair. (not solved)
2nd? easy bcd and fix the boot. (not solved)
3rd? Load windows XP on the boot screen , go to google , and then i find this.

problem dualboot vista and 7 winload.exe error

this guy has the same problem as me , but he's with windows Vista and seven.

i've looked at the replies and i find this.

"In Vista, open an elevated command prompt, Type( or copy and paste these if you like).

cd /d f:\windows\system32

then press enter

bcdboot f:\windows /s c:

then press enter.

Close command prompt.

Restart the pc. "

ok , lets do it on windows xp , just change the partition letters F ( seven ) to c ( seven ) and c: (vista) to h: (XP)

but , when i finish the prompt thing , i get the error.

bcdboot.exe is not a valid win32 bla bla bla , the well known compatibility error.

and now is the question , how do i fix this problem , without formating the system?

thanks!

ps: my seven partition is C:
and my XP partition is H:

Answer:Winload.exe Status: 0xc0000428 dualboot XP

ok , i will try it.

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Hi There,

I cloned my smaller SSD to my larger SSD I just purchased so I can relieve my space issue. The problem is that during the clone, I replaced my /boot/ and attempting to boot from the new drive gives me Winload.exe has a digital signature that cannot be verified

I have tried all typical startup repairs, fixing MBR, editing the BCD directly and adding a Windows 7 record on this drive, no luck.

The original drive has since been replaced with Win10 and I cannot re-clone.

I am thinking that the primary issue is that by copying the /boot/ section of my original drive, I replaced winload.exe and the fingerprint/'digital signature' does not match the new SSD, but the old.

Therefore, is there a way to generate a new winload.exe using the signature from this bigger drive?

Other than that, I'm thinking of installing Win7 again on the second half of my new SSD and taking the Winload.exe that is created there and copying that back to my cloned partition, would that work?

Really dying to get back into Win7, and doing a fresh install is not an option for me as I really need the Windows configuration and installed programs to work.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

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Hi There,

I cloned my smaller SSD to my larger SSD I just purchased so I can relieve my space issue. The problem is that during the clone, I replaced my /boot/ and attempting to boot from the new drive gives me Winload.exe has a digital signature that cannot be verified

I have tried all typical startup repairs, fixing MBR, editing the BCD directly and adding a Windows 7 record on this drive, no luck.

The original drive has since been replaced with Win10 and I cannot re-clone.

I am thinking that the primary issue is that by copying the /boot/ section of my original drive, I replaced winload.exe and the fingerprint/'digital signature' does not match the new SSD, but the old.

Therefore, is there a way to generate a new winload.exe using the signature from this bigger drive?

Other than that, I'm thinking of installing Win7 again on the second half of my new SSD and taking the Winload.exe that is created there and copying that back to my cloned partition, would that work?

Really dying to get back into Win7, and doing a fresh install is not an option for me as I really need the Windows configuration and installed programs to work.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Answer:Cloned OS --> Winload.exe digital signature cannot be verified

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Sounds like you upgraded the install to win-10 and are trying to use the same upgraded install
That is not exactly legal and is in violation of the free upgrade agreement

A more reliable method would of been to use a system image and restore the image to the new ssd.
Still not legal to use both though.

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When I go to Windows 8 from my Windows 7 boot loader it doesn't boot it just goes to winload.exe signature could not be verified.

As you can see from the video Windows 8 DOESN'T boot but Windows XP and 7 does boot fine (didn't show Windows 7 bcs I didn't want to make the video long)

Answer:Windows 8 winload.exe digital signature not verified

I got it working by somehow setting windows 8 as an Active Partition and re configuring the MBR or bcd or something like that.

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So, when I started my laptop this morning I got the error:

"A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged....... error 0xc0000428."

I hit 'Enter' and it takes me to the screen to select an OS and the only one available is Windows 7 Home Premium. I can either hit F8 to supposedly select advanced options or enter to boot Windows 7. There are NO tools listed or boot options listed like there normally is. I'm just able to hit 'enter' or F8 and both of them take me back to that orignal error screen. Basically, I'm stuck in a loop between those two.

I tried my Windows 7 recovery CD but it still just takes me to these two screens and I can't get out of it.

I have searched other forums and threads and there is help for this issue, but everyone is able to use their recovery CD and I cannot.

Answer:winload.exe digital signature not verified & boot manager loop

Boot from Windows 7 recovery CD. Then select "command prompt". Where is bootmgr file?

attrib c:\bootmgr
attrib d:\bootmgr
attrib e:\bootmgr

Is it on C,D or E? Assume on E


Code:

attrib -s -h e:\bootmgr
del e:\bootmgr
Now perform a "startup repair"

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Hello all

I have a gateway netbook and these do not have DVD/CD drives. I tried to do a system restore on it and now I get the following:






Quote:
A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.

if you have a windows installation disc, insert the disc and restart your computer. Click "repair your computer" and then choose a recovery tool.

Otherwise, to start windows so you can investigate further, press the ENTER key to display the boot menu, press F8 for advanced Boot Options, and select last known good. If you understand why the digital signature cannot be verified and want to start windows without this file, temporarily disable driver signature enforcement.

FILE windowssystem32winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000428

info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.


If I start the computer it jumps right to this. If I follow the instructions in the error it jumps back to the error screen. For example I hit Enter, I see the gateway logo and then it goes to the error again. I get no boot menu or other screen.

What can I do?

Answer:Error 0xc0000428 can not fix

Status: 0xc0000428 Windows cannot verify the digital signature of this file.

First try a Startup Repair.

If failed, go for a Repair Install.

All those you can do using the bootable USB flash drive. Either follow the part two of the tutorial Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, or get WinToFlash - Install Windows From USB - Download Page. You can get the appropriate windows version for your netbook from here.

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Question: Error 0xc0000428

Hi im having issues with booting up into vista.

Everytime it comes up with the error 0xc0000428 winload.exe.

Says the driver is not signed etc.

I cant press f8 as it only shows a menu that says windows vista. Nothing to disable

driver signing or ways to boot into anything. It just goes back and forth between those

screens.

Im guessing it might be a virus that did this as it was working fine last night.

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Question: Error 0xc0000428

What do I need to do here? Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Error 0xc0000428

Provide some information and maybe we can help you.

Make and model of computer
How much memory
What's changed recently (add/remove hardware/software)
When does the error occur (exactly what are you doing at that time)

Some possible fixes here: Status: 0xc0000428 Windows cannot verify the digital signature of - Microsoft Community

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My HP Envy 6 series got into some trouble:I am stcuk on the BSOD, can't do anything The operating system couldn't be loaded because the digital signature of a file couldn't be verified.File:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hpdskflt.sysError  code: 0xc0000428 Options are:- Press enter to start againg (nothing will happen, the laptop will reboot itself and then back to square one with 428 error)- Startup settings (F8): non of these options is working, nothing happens, only "Your pc ran into a problem..." and then the laptop restarts itself- UEFI firmware settings (Esc)F1 - system infoF2 - system diagnosticsF9 - boot device menuF10 - BIOS setupF11 - recovery None of the above will work - all the options end up with "Your pc ran into a problem..." screen. Even BIOS setup isn't accessible. Tried to boot from a usb boot drive that I created on the other laptop, but the screen goes into blinking and looks like the laptop restarts itself every 2-3 seconds... Any ideas?    

Answer:hpdskflt.sys - 0xc0000428 error

Hi @avarty , Welcome to the HP Forums!It is a terrific place to find answers.For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide Learn How to Post and More i understand that recently your notebook is stuck on a BSOD and you are unable to to anything.  You are getting the message "The operating system couldn't be loaded because the digital signature of a file couldn't be verified.File:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hpdskflt.sysError  code: 0xc0000428" The only option is to restart but you again receive the same error. You are unable to access the UEFI settings. You tried to boot from a USB boot drive but you just got a blinking cursor and then restarts about every 2-3 seconds. Has there been any recent changes to your system software or hardware? I would try a Performing a Hard Reset or Forced Reset. To boot to a USB drive or stick you would need to change the boot order. Configuring the Boot Order in the System BIOS Can you boot into safe mode with networking? Entering Safe Mode (Windows 7). If so you could try a restore back to before this happened.  Using Microsoft System Restore (Windows 7). If you are unable to do a restore, I suggest you do a factory recovery.  Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7) During the recovery process you wil notice an option to backup your personal files to prevent data loss.  If you have not done one rec... Read more

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When I attempt to start my computer, windows won't load and an error message states "A recent hardward or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious softward from an unknown source."

It directs me to press enter and then f8 to access Advanced boot options to load last known good, but when I do this, pressing F8 just kicks me back to this same error screen and will not open the advanced options menu. The computer won't boot at all so there is no way I can load in safe mode using the start menu.

Any direction on how to proceed would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows error 0xc0000428

Please list all you can about your computer/Operating system. Home built/store bought? This will help the Tech's help you.
 

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When i try to turn on my computer it says "Fatal System Error blah blah blah 0xc0000428 0x00100518, how can i fix this?

Answer:System Error 0xc0000428 Please help!

Will it boot into Safe mode?EXACT version of Windows?

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Hi,
I have a branded HP Pavilion t860i which has been upgraded with a new graphics card,RAM etc.Anyway i had installed windows 7 a couple of months back and used it for 2 or 3 months with no problem. Then my SMPS got shot which also destroyed my motherboard, so I got both both of them replaced.
I bought a new gigabyte G31M-ES2L and an SMPS.Since the motherborad was shot ,i had to install the OS and installed XP SP3 with no problems.But when i try to install Windows 7 OR Vista an error shows up either during installation or at beginning or even after completing(since i had done the installation numerous times)
" Due to recent hardware or software changes..........................................

Error code:0xc0000428

FileThe files are ntkrnpcpl.exe something like that, winload.exe)either one of these shows up

Windows cannot verify the driver signature of this file "

After numerous restarts because of this message appearing the setup automatically rollbacks.

I have 2 HDD.One is a 160 GB Maxtor HD the other a 250 Seagate HD. In the Maxtor there is windows XP SP3 it is used by my dad and the seagate is used by me which also has XP SP3.I am trying to install it my 250GB HD replacing my XP.I have even tried to install it in the maxtor HD but same thing happens.I don't think there are any problems with the harddisks or even the DVD drives.

So is this because of the motherboard? Won't it even support 7 or Vista even though it says it does?
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Answer:Windows 7 install error 0xc0000428

See if anything here helps:

Windows Vista Failed to Start with ntkrnlpa.exe or ntoskrnl.exe 0xc0000428 Error Status ? Tip and Trick

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Hey guys,
I was using my laptop and we had a power failure in the area, my laptop battery was unplugged (it is not working). And when the electricity came back whenever I start my laptop I come into a blue screen with an error message. Your PC needs to be repaired. Also it shows an error code: 0xc0000428.

I tried to repair it with windows 8 cd but nothing happens when I try to boot to windows 8
Tried to install ubuntu and 7 from the usb and it doesn't do anything when I select the usb in the boot screen...
I unplugged the harddisk and plugged it in to another laptop, wiped the harddisk using (winPE cd) copied the image and applied it using the imagex tool, installed the bcdboot binaries and everything was successful!
I plugged the harddisk back in my laptop and now whenever I start my computer I get this error "the file possibly corrupt. the file header checksum not match the computed checksum"
I would be pleased if you can help me. Thank you

Answer:Your PC needs to be repaired - Error code 0xc0000428

Work through these steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Flash stick installer should be booted from the one-time BIOS Boot menu key at boot, setting the hard drive to boot first in BIOS setup. This prevents the stick from autostarting the install over during reboots.

If using flash stick installer use a confirmed ISO written to stick with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool, unless you have a UEFI BIOS in which case the stick must be written only wtih Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and then booted as only a UEFI device.

If problems persist test the RAM and hard drive using boot disks provided in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Trying to install W10 in Hyper-V with W8.1 pro as host.

Keep getting this error, but a search reveals fixes for the error only on installed OSes.

This wasn't happening previously.

Any ideas???
Wenda.

Answer:Error 0xc0000428 when install in Hyper-V

You mean when you are starting the VM? This error means the boot files are corrupt / missing. Are you running generation 1 or 2 VMs? It will show you the generation on the summary tab of the main Hyper-V manager (and it determines if you are doing BIOS or UEFI boot..

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Hello,

I have been working on it for many hours, but i give up... No more ideas.

I had got 2x640GB in raid 0 and single 1,5TB HDD. One of HDD in matrix is dying (bad sectors) so i bought another 1,5TB and made another raid0 with 2x1,5TB. But after that my system couldn't get up - I had to rebuild bcd and it helped. I get only error 0xc0000428 - "Windows could not verify digital sign of this file". When i chose "Disable Drivers Signature Enforcement" in advanced startup options, everything were fine untlil i installed Easeus Partition Master...
After that even when i disable drivers signature enforcement i get BSOD 0x000007B. I tryed everything...

Code:
chkdsk c: /f / r (ok)
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd (ok)
bootrec.exe /fixboot (ok)
bootrec.exe /fixmbr (ok)
bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON (in both: "An error occurred while attempting to reference the specified entry. The system cannot find the file specified."
bcdedit.exe /store C:\boot\bcd /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe /store C:\boot\bcd /set TESTSIGNING ON (the same)
sfc /scannow ("There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again." )
SFC /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows (function found broken files, but is not able to fix some of these files...)
I also tryed Kaspersky rescue disk, automatic startup repairs. I can't run safe mode, ... Read more

Answer:BSOD 0x00007 and 0xc0000428 error

Welcome aboard.

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Trying to install W10 in Hyper-V with W8.1 pro as host.

Keep getting this error, but a search reveals fixes for the error only on installed OSes.

This wasn't happening previously.

Any ideas???
Wenda.

Answer:Error 0xc0000428 when install in Hyper-V

You mean when you are starting the VM? This error means the boot files are corrupt / missing. Are you running generation 1 or 2 VMs? It will show you the generation on the summary tab of the main Hyper-V manager (and it determines if you are doing BIOS or UEFI boot..

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I have already posted here long back about being unable to install windows 7,i didn't find a solution. But recently i installed windows 7 and miraculously i was able to install it with minor issues.

As of now i have windows 7 Ultimate edition and Windows Vista Business installed in two hard disks. Windows Vista is installed in a Maxtor HD and Windows 7 in a Seagate HD.

When booting just before the OS choices menu screen a message appears:

Windows Boot Manager

A recent hardware and software change might have installed a file incorrectly...................................

Status:0xc0000428

Info:Windows cannot verify the driver signature for this file

Enter=Continue Esc=Exit

Whether i press enter or esc it doesn't matter since the computer restarts and this error msg will pop up three or four times and finally the OS choices screen shows up in which where i have to press F8 in both Windows 7 and Vista and select disable driver signature enforcement in order for me to go inside the OS.

When i press F8 another error msg pops up three or four times before the advanced boot options screen is showed,that error msg is:

Windows Boot Manager

A recent hardware and software change might have installed a file incorrectly...................................

File:windows\system32\winload.exe

Status:0xc0000428

Info:Windows cannot verify the driver signature for this file

Enter=Continue ... Read more

Answer:Stop Error Code 0xc0000428

i posted the images and the BSOD and Perfmon report

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Hello all,

My computer (Dell Latitude D830, running Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit) won't boot. The situation arose after a BSOD incident, but I have been trying for months to fix it and think I'm getting close. The auto-recovery tool on the install disc has not been able to fix anything. I have searched quite a bit on sevenforums for my error below but haven't found a solution that works for me.

Currently, upon booting I get error code 0xc0000428 for \Windows\system32\winload.exe. This screenshot is identical to mine:



I am unable to get past this screen, so tried using the command line on my installation disc to try and disable driver signature enforcement. I navigated to \Windows\System32 (where bcdedit.exe lives, not sure if that was necessary) and tried these commands:

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON

both return the same:
"An error occurred while attempting to reference the specified entry.
The system cannot find the file specified."

I also tried
sfc /scannow

which returns
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."

Restarting of course just puts me back to square one.

I even tried to force the scan by using SFC /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows

which produces "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." Does anyone have any tips on where to go from here?

Answer:Unable to boot, error 0xc0000428

Have you reported this problem to your I.T. Department? They might be able to help you.

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Hello Forum,

Synopsis:
I encountered the hex code error 0xc0000428 AFTER installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on the second drive of my dual boot system
Brief History:
I have a dual boot system with the original setup as follows: My primary drive was running Windows 7 Professional while the second drive was running Windows Server 2008
I replaced the Windows 2008 Server by installing Windows Server 2012 R2 by the following steps:Placed the Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation disc into the DVD drive. Shutdown the system.
Disconnected the cable for the primary drive running Windows 7
Rebooted the system, and pressed F8 to enter the BIOS boot options and selected the DVD drive
Installed Windows 2012 on the second hard drive
Shutdown the system
Reconnected the primary hard drive cable
Rebooted the system and when the BIOS boot screen appeared, it had Windows 7 and Windows 2008 (recovered) instead of Windows 2012
I selected Windows 2008 entry as my boot option to see if it would boot the 2012 Operating System but the following error message was returned:File: Windows\System32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file


Attempted Correction
Pressed the Windows Key + R and entered msconfigFrom System Config/Boot tab, I deleted the Windows 2008 Entry, checked the 'Make all boot settings permanent' checkbox, and then pressed the OK button
Rebooted the system and the BIOS boot options now display Windows 7 and Windows 2012 R2 (re... Read more

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I used Disk Manager to delete a few primary volumes that I had made for ubuntu. However, I noted that there were two Disks. My main anda smaller one which didn't show up anywhere else.I didn't know what it was for, about 20 gigs.After I deleted the partition/volume, I could check the properties and saw that it was an SSD and I read was used cashing ergo hybrid storage.When I restarted the computer in was on an infinite loop upon loading.A black screen, with the dots rolling in the lower half of the screen.I managed to use alt + F10 to get to windows secure/recovery mode.From there I tried various methods of recovery that didn't work. Somehow I managed to log on using continue to windows. Everything seemed to work fine.The computer updated and I restarted the computer. I couldn't log in at all now.?Windows boot manager has been blocked by the current security policy?.I managed to get around that. I reset all the BIOS settings to default.I got error code 0xc000428.I haven?t tried factory recovery yet. Various boot from windows didn?t work.I am trying to make Windows To Go work. I have a V5-573G-54208G1.02Taii laptop

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Status 0xc0000428 Error code = 0x490
Hello,
When I try to boot my computer the Windows Boot Manager screen comes up showing:
"A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.
...
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. "

The next screen shows the option "to specify an advanced option for this choice, press F8"
When I click F8, it brings me back to the first screen and will not let me get into advanced options.

I purchased a windows 7 repair disc and have tried the following...

(1)
1. Insert the Windows 7 DVD and restart your computer
2. Boot from the DVD.
3. Choose your language and click Next.
4. Click Repair Your Computer and then select the operating system you want to repair.
5. System Recovery Options box comes up saying:
"This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows."

(2)
System Recovery Options >
Command Prompt>
bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /fixBoot
bootrec /rebuildBCD

(3)
System recovery options > system restore
"To use system restore, you must specify which windows installation to restore."
This https://imgur.co... Read more

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Hello,
When I try to boot my computer the Windows Boot Manager screen comes up showing:
"A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.
...
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. "

The next screen shows the option "to specify an advanced option for this choice, press F8"
When I click F8, it brings me back to the first screen and will not let me get into advanced options.

I purchased a windows 7 repair disc and have tried the following...

(1)
1. Insert the Windows 7 DVD and restart your computer
2. Boot from the DVD.
3. Choose your language and click Next.
4. Click Repair Your Computer and then select the operating system you want to repair.
5. System Recovery Options box comes up saying:
"This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows."

(2)
System Recovery Options >
Command Prompt>
bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /fixBoot
bootrec /rebuildBCD
I am still unable to reboot my laptop properly

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Hi, I own a Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop which has recently started acting up. When I try to boot, it goes into Automatic Repair mode and shows a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000428. The message given is

The OS couldn't be loaded because the digital signature of a file couldn't be verified. Said file is a driver by the name of amdkmpfd.sys

It's asking for recovery tools like disc or USB. Below this, there is an option to show boot options like safe mode and disable driver signature enforcement. I've tried all of these options but it still brings up this blue screen. I can't do anything other than look at this blue screen or access BIOS.

One more observation, after some inactivity,the laptop automatically shuts off. This didn't happen before the problem.

What to do now? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
 

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i cant boot into windows or ubuntu thanks to a bootloader crap

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000428

Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file

i cant even get into a startup disk same error F8 not work either this is killin me :|

Operating system : Windows 7 till yesterday dual boot with ubuntu (wubi)
Ram: 8gb
Processor I7 3.4ghz
Drive: 1tb hdd
Anger level : 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
Computer Usable state: false

Answer:|Windows Boot Manager | error 0xc0000428 |>> HELP PLSE<<|

Hi,

Did you solve your problem?
Do you have a Windows 7 install disk?

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Well first of all I started up my PC and it immediately jumped into Startup Repair maybe cause I didn't shut it down properly. It went through the repair and several times. By then I knew something was wrong, I checked the Diagnostics and see what Startup Repair had actually done. It turns out it could not fix an error with the OS Loader.

It came up with two error code (0x2) and (0x490).

I followed the following instructions:
1. bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
2. C:
3. cd Boot
4. attrib bcd -s -h -r
5. ren C:\Boot\BCD BCD.old
6. bootrec /RebuildBCD

I also tried using /FixMBR and /FixBoot

However none of these worked and my I tried booting up it came up with the same problem. I went back into the Windows 7 DVD and ran Startup Repair again. It said it was completed successfully but it said also if it doesn't boot then there's something wrong.

Which leads to my new error screen that never goes away everytime I switch on the PC. The error message is as follows:

A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.
If you have a Windows installation disc, insert the disc and restart your computer. Click "Repair You Computer," and then choose a recovery tool.

Otherwise, to start Windows so you can investigate further, press the ENTER key to display the boot menu, press F8 for Advanced Boot Options, and select Last Known Good. If you under... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Boot Manager Error Code 0xc0000428

You may need to disinfect before it will repair.

Follow these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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For collage i bought a mac to use for school work. The program my coding class uses is only available on window so the professor recommended dual booting my mac instead of buying a whole new computer. I bought the windows 7 disk and every thing went smoothly until i got the error code 0xc0000428 after the computer restarted into windows mode. I have tried everything i can think of to fix this and doesn't seem to work. I bought the windows 7 disk through Microsoft so i know it is a valid disk.

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I bought a dell inspiron mini with Win 7 Starter for my younger brother but managed to destroy it in just a couple of weeks and now, i cannot recover it to the factory default. He reformmated the hard drive entirely and lost everything on it but I had created a set of recovery disks(2 DVD) from it. So i tried re-installing via the DVD's but i get the error message.

A recent hardware or Software change might have installed a file that is incorrectly signed etc. File: \windows\system32\winload.exe.
Status: 0Xc0000428”

But the win7 he installs boot up. The error message only shows if I try booting from the set of recovery disk I created. Really need ur help on this. Will be waiting for your reply.

Answer:DELL INSPIRION MINI RECOVERY HELP ERROR MESSAGE 0Xc0000428

Running Dell Windows 7 PC Restore from its partition or disks you made is an inferior install, which is why Dell normally also provides the Win7 Reinstallation DVD to get the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - if not it is provided in Step 1.

If you're set on running Recovery and it won't run from partition when attempted several times, then make sure you are booting the disks using the Dell F12 key to trigger DVD drive. It sounds like your booting the HD instead.

If you decide to do the Clean Reinstall use the same F12 key to trigger that DVD, delete all partitiions except the small Dell OEM diagnostics partition if Dell Diagnostics will still run from F12 menu. Try it now to see: Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the

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I bought a dell inspiron mini with Win 7 Starter for my younger brother but managed to destroy it in just a couple of weeks and now, i cannot recover it to the factory default. He reformmated the hard drive entirely and lost everything on it but I had created a set of recovery disks(2 DVD) from it. So i tried re-installing via the DVD's but i get the error message. A recent hardware or Software change might have installed a file that is incorrectly signed etc. File: \windows\system32\winload.exe. Status: 0Xc0000428 But the win7 he installs boot up normally. The error message only shows if I try booting from the set of recovery disk I created. Really need ur help on this bcos I want the system back in its original factory state.. Will be waiting for your replies.
 

Answer:DELL INSPIRION MINI RECOVERY HELP ERROR MESSAGE 0Xc0000428

some on it here

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...rify-the/61e0a86d-b444-4d79-a027-46edb6a62aed

http://blog.cheesesoft.com/error-0xc0000428-at-startup-steps-to-fix-error-0xc0000428-effectively/

tap F8 when you boot and choose disable force driver signing
 

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This happened after I did a windows update. Also, I'm not sure if these things have anything to do with it but I have gotten a (You need to install ATK0100 Driver) message for a while but my PC worked fine. The only way I can get past the BSOD is to do F8 and click "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" but have no sound at all. I tried to system restart but it says it failed every time I try and I can't use safe mode. I think I have a driver problem but don't really know what that means, I'm not good with computers. Please help, thanks.

P.S. Is there any way to get my PC to the way I bought it (factory reset) or whatever it's called?

Answer:BSOD c000021a Fatal system error (0xc0000428 0x00010610)

This may give you the information you need. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 We can't help much without knowing what kind of computer you have. That is why we always ask for system specs. If you could get into it and run the BSOD posting instructions and upload them here, we may be able to sort it out for you. www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html#option2

Also upload a screenshot of Device Manager may help.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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This all started when I did a windows update on march 23rd 2015 then it went to BSOD, the only way I could get past it was to F8 and choose "disable drive signature enfourcement. I tried to use safe mode and a tried to system restore but they don't work (system restrore says it failed every time I try).
I don't know if these things mean anything, but for a while I get a "You have to install ATK0100 driver" message. Also, I looked at what windows updates I got on the day this started and they were kb3035131, kb3004375 and kb3031432 (at least I think that's the ones), once I learned how to remove them and went back there were no updates for that day and couldn't find those updates.
I did a scan and this is what came up, if that helps.
http://i57.tinypic.com/jtb5ao.png
P.S. What is and how do you do a factory reset?

Answer:I need help with BSOD c000021a fatal system error (0xc0000428 0x00010610)

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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I rooted my phone several days ago with no problems. I uninstalled "My Metro", restarted the phone, and it locked up displaying "LG Security Error Morningcall cannot be verified" The only thing I can do with my phone is charge it. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:LG Security Error Morningcall cannot be verified?

You might want to post on a cell phone support forum.

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Ever had this happen?
You spend 30 minutes or longer downloading a program or file or whatever only to get to where it has finished downloading,,so,, it should just save to your system,,right?
But after all that time waiting & after using all of that bandwidth,, at the very last minute it just won't save at all & brings up the error:
-The publisher could not be verified- or -Invalid Digital Signature- & then it doesn't give you the option to override the warning & then it just closes.

Man O' Man this one thing was driving me Crazy more than anything else in the first week of running win 8, I felt like throwing this OS in the trash.
I tried lowering security levels & un-checking boxes here & there in the internet options & I even ventured into the group policy editor (on the advice of quite a few online sites) & changed some security settings in there but it made no difference, no matter what I did it still kept on happening.

Anyway,, if you ever get those errors & IE gives you no choice to override them like was happening to me, do this: (NOTE: The download will still halt at the end & give same errors but it will also give you the option to override the warning & actually save the download to your system).

1. Click "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Network and Internet Options" > "Internet Options".
2. Click the "Advanced" tab and scroll down to the "Security" se... Read more

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I'm puzzled .... When booting Windows 7 Home Premium, my daughter was consistently getting 0xc0000428 error code under windows boot manager (The error stated: A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damage) . To bypass the error I completely wiped out and reformatted the hard drive. However, when I boot the Windows 7 installation disc, error 0xc0000428 persists. If F8 or Enter is pressed the system reboots and loops back to error 0xc0000428. Why is error 0xc0000428 still occurring when installing if the drive is completely wiped out and reformatted? How do I disable Windows boot manager to proceed with the installation of Windows 7?
I searched all over this forum and other sites and have come up empty.
Any solution is appreciated

Answer:Error 0xc0000428 occurs installing on wiped formatted hard drive

You may want to have a look at this, it would appear you didn't manage to get everything with the standard format.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi,
Recently I have create my custom layout (by changing a few items in existing standard keyboard) using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Then I pressed Project / Build dll and setup package - so I created installer, then clicked on setup and installed a layout. It works perfectly the way I expected but the problem is:
After installing a layout my reboot process becomes to take more time, I checked up event logs and found this "Application popup: wininit.exe - Bad Image : C:\WINDOWS\system32\UkrQuad.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0xc0000428. "
UkrQuad.dll is dll automatically installed by layout setup.
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http__://prntscr.com/br2wao (screenshot)
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The time increases for about 36 seconds.
Of course there is no malware on my pc and I'm using the latest win10 updates (build 10586.420). I even tried installing this layout on clear virtual machine with windows 10, the same error occured although time consumption was about 10 seconds, but the text of the error in event viewer was the same.
Interesting thing that pc reboots fine with no blue screens and layout also works fine, but this error still annoys me.
Could anybody help?

Answer:MS Keyboard Layout Creator: Error on restart wininit.exe 0xc0000428 on Windows 10

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator works with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and requires .NET Framework 2.0.
It is not known to work properly with Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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I own a Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop with Windows 10, bought 2 years ago. Now, it has started acting up and won't boot. 
Whenever I try to boot, it goes into Automatic Repair mode and shows a BSOD with 0xc0000428 saying that the file /driver/amdkmpfd.sys file cannot be verified.
My Laptop won't boot and I can't access anything except the Startup Settings and BIOS. I have tried all options in Startup Settings but none of them work, Safe Mode does not work as well. It ran a random test of Dell ePSA and it said that everything is working fine.
I think that it's a Video Card problem. Can I just get my data back without a full restore.Do note that I bought the laptop and hence did not get a Windows CD to repair my Copy of Windows 10. Any way to repair just the driver instead of the whole OS?
Please help me quickly. Any help is appreciated.
Thanking you in advance!

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Well that was frustrating. I'm trying to make the title of this post something easy to find via a search engine and this forum's design truncates the title line.

There is lots of advice out there on how to fix Error Code 0xc000000e. But none of it worked for me. And I found something that did. And I'm trying to pass that "Fix" along so others can try it.

There are multiple reasons why windows might crash; windows locks up and you have to cold boot (Unplug/Hold Power Button own), power failures, etc.

What I fond I that through some unknown mechanism you can end p with a corrupt partition being created at the front of your boot disk.

+++++++++++++++ THE FIX +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
There is a free piece of softwareyou can use to quickly check to see if this is your problem -TestDisk.exe
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download

Be sure to read their instructionshere
TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity
My problem looked like this

NOTE: There are two (2) Partition#1's. Both occupy the same sectors 2048 thru 264191.

What I found was the first onelisted was corrupt. (Do the QUICK SEARCH and then look at the files/folders ineach.The corrupt one will say it is defective)

I used TestDisk to mark the corruptone DELETED

Then wrote the results

[I also had to use another piece ofsoftware called VisualBCD
Download Visual BCD
(also available via MajorGeeks,softpedia and cnet)

I use this to fi the BCD that I likely messed up in my p... Read more

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Hello all,I have upgraded from windows 10 home to Windows 10 education using key from Microsoft imagine a few months ago. When I try to apply creator's update using Windows 10 upgrade assistant, I get the following error at the boot:

If I select F8 or Enter, nothing happens. Pressing esc takes me to Bios. And after restarting, it boots normally without applying creator's update.

In update history, it shows that following update is applied "Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy Settings for x64-based Systems (KB4013214)"

I have my laptop in UEFI, AHCI(changed from RAID at the time of dual boot with Ubuntu).

How can I solve this issue?

Thanks

Answer:winload.efi error during creator's update, error 0xc0000225

I would recommend you recreate your media using the Media Creator Tool with an 8GB USB key.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/soft...load/windows10

Before running "Setup" from the key please enter your BIOS and ensure secure boot is disable while you do the update.
Ken

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After forcing a hard reset after my laptop hung up for a long time without any display it started trying to repair itself, unsuccessfully. It now permanently hangs up with the following message:
Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The Operating system couldn't be loaded because the digital signature of a file couldn't be verified.
File: \WINDOWS\System32\intelpep.sys
Error Code: 0xc0000428
You'll need to use recovery tools.  If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device).  Contact your PC Administrator or PC/Device Manufacturer

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Question: Winload.exe Error

So here is the deal:
My friend's laptop died and he needed some files off of his hard drive so I figured I could throw it in his desktop and set up a dual boot system. Both computers are running Windows Vista Home Premium. I hooked up the drive and restarted the computer and the laptop drive as recognized as a drive (K and all was well. Then he wanted to dual boot so I installed EasyBCD and set it up to boot the laptop drive separately, but due to hardware compatibility issues and a lack of the original Vista Disk, I could not get the laptop drive to boot so I just booted the computer with the original desktop hard drive.

Everything was fine, but I didn't want the boot manager to show up anymore so I uninstalled EasyBCD. Then I restarted the computer to make sure everything was ok, but when I started up the computer the boot manager came up still, but this time only the laptop hard drive option showed up (which doesn't boot). I turned off the computer and unplugged the laptop hard drive and restarted the computer and the boot manager shows up with only the laptop hard drive option and then when it auto selects it it gives me the:

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I tried to use the recovery partition (D to do a system restore (no help) and the start-up repair but it doesn't seem like anything changes and it stops trying after one "fix" even thoug... Read more

Answer:Winload.exe Error

I would suggest slaving the hard drive to another working computer. DO NOT try to boot from it!
Save your data, after that you can continue to try and repair your system without worrying about lost data.

Then try this: How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
More stuff in this Google search: repair boot sector windows 7 - Google Search

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Question: Winload error

Have Raid setup with Vista Ultra,I have installed another HD and patitioned to load XP.The problem now is that I have a load error on Vista. Tried Repair with Vista disc but it cannot Repair but I have the error report, as I can access Command Prompt and knowing the Drive letter (E) is there a dos command that will recitify the boot system, Error report is ....................

\Windows\System32\winload.exe ....

I know I can do a Total Repair by a Repair\Reinstall but am trying to shy away from this action. I have now unhooked the Samsung. Also The Striped Array is still intact.

Raid is 2 Seagate Baracuda 250 Gig

New drive 750GB Samsung Sata11 (50 gig partition)

Thanks in advance :major
 

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i have a sony vaio VGN N230N with Vista BusPro recently installed. Windows updates started installing. upon reboot screen titled Windows Boot Manager.... Windows failed to start. It asks for a Installation disk which i dont have. the file in question is \windows\system32\winload.exe
status 0xc000000f
app ismissing or corrupt.is there a work around
any ideas

Answer:need to fix winload.exe error

The install disk would be your first choice for repair.
Do you have any other external drives connected to the machine while booting? If so remove them and try booting again. If that doesnt work, reboot and enter the BIOS. Make sure the the internal hardrive set to be the primary boot device.

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Question: Winload.efi error

I've installed earsus partition manager on my brand new lenovo z40-70Made some changes on the partitions and clicked apply to restart the computer and do the regular process for partitioningIt didn't go as always and gave me that screen Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired A required device is not connected or  can't accessedError 0x000025And it tells me about some file called Winload.efi  And i don't have a recovary CD or USB storage  What do i do?  













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Winload.efi error

You have the following options: 1. Call Lenovo and inquire about their OKR disc sets for the unit (if there are any).2. Call Lenovo for a possible sending of the unit to Lenovo for restoration of the os to factory condition.3. Replace the OS yourself by downloading the media creation tool which you will use to download a copy of the OS installer. Note: You can't restore the OKR feature yourself.

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"a recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly....."
system32\winload.efi

That one everytime the laptop (Samsung) is open.

I dont have a W8 disk.
Any help

BTW explain things like I am 5 cus I dont know stuff.
 

Answer:I'm getting the winload.efi error

Can you give more info, was anything recently installed, is anything connected to the laptop or in the dvd drive, if so remove them and reboot, do you have any files, games, photos... you wish to save, what security tools are you using, did Windows 8 come installed with the laptop...
 

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Question: Winload.exe Error

"You can fix the MBR and boot sector, until the cows come home! The system will not boot until the core infection is removed. There are strains of malicious code TDL or other wise in nature that will prevent this. That is why I advised you to start a thread in Malware Removal.

Cheers.." - sikvik

I am taking advice from sikvik who advised me to post in the Malware Removal forum. After following Spad's instructions I ended up in an error which is not allowing me to boot up my system and gives me the error 0xc0000428 on my winload.exe in the windows\system32 folder. I am on a Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1. As sikvik said the system will not boot until the core infection is removed, and I would like to ask for instructions on how to remove it, and I would also like to say sorry to sikvik for ignoring his advice in the first place.

Thanks
 

Answer:Winload.exe Error

Please do the below so that we can boot to System Recovery Options to run a scan. There will be two options to choose from. One if you do not have your Windows 7 boot DVD and another when you have your DVD.

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Option1: Enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
Option2: Enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:

Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:



Startup Repair
System Restore
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Question: winload.exe error

Sorry if this was posted already, but I looked through some threads already on here for this problem but got nowhere.

Today I was on my computer as normal, I heard the hard drive running for a very long time, but i had no processes going, so I went to restart my computer I got an error with these numbers
(stop 0x0000008E,0xc0000005,0x812c976F,0x8f8BB924,0x0000 000).
I pressed F8 and went into safe mode, went to a previous restore date and that did not work. Then I went to last known good configuration, that also failed. So then I ran my windows vista hard drive image disc that i made when i first got the computer. (My computer came with windows installed already and no hard cd of vista). After that ran, It went to start up after it loaded and now I got a black screen with a winload.exe error. I can not get past this screen now.

What can I do? Everything I read says to go into different folders and files, but I cant even get past the black screen.

What might have caused this?

Also did I erase all my information by running the hard drive image disc?

Answer:winload.exe error

Hello and welcome to the forum..

Are you still able to get into safe mode, it would be a lot of help if you can tell me what you can do on the system.

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I currently have Win 7 Ultimate x64 on my rig, and have acquired Win 8 Pro x64. I've tried too many times now using the Win 7 USB/DVD Tool to create both a USB and DVD to boot and install Win 8. Whatever media I'm using at the time boots into installation just fine, but after the first initial restart during installation, I get hit with the missing winload.exe error (0xc0000428) and flashing screens when I tap any corresponding keys. I have to go back to reinstalling my Win 7. I've tried upgrading over 7, formatting to a clean install, not formatting to a clean install, used both USB and DVD media.. I just don't even know what to do anymore. Should I just try some burning software at a really slow speed and see if that helps? If so, what brand? (I can never seem to find any bootable image files for making the disc bootable, so if you could point me in the right direction...) Also, how in the world do I go about fixing this error? Thanks so much in advance.

Answer:I'm Really Getting Frustrated (winload.exe error) Please Help...

That error indicates that Windows cannot verify the signature used to sign that file, and treats the source as untrusted (and thus won't boot). This would indicate that however you acquired your Windows 8 media, the media is corrupt in some way (either you downloaded it and the CRC / MD5 doesn't match, or the file copy to the USB key is failing). I'd start by checking the ISO you originally received with the MD5 sums for working media to see if they match.

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Yesterday when I trying to change the bootscreen with new Bootscreen of Windows 8 Build 7989 (I get it from windows 8 italia), I use Win7 Boot Updater application. When it processing... (I forget what's that processed when it turned off). Suddenly the power supply of my netbook went off. It's caused by my home electricity.

Then I turned on my computer, when i select to boot from windows 7. Then appeared text like this :

Due to some recent hardware change..... (It's so long text, I hate it)

File:\Windows\System32\winload.exe

Status:0xc0000428

Info:Windows cant verify the digital signature for this file.

It says, I must press the F8, when I press F8, it appeared again...

My netbook is dual-boot, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Build 7955. I look some website, tells me to repair it with EasyBCD. I tried it using Windows 8, but when the installer of EasyBCD and install dotnetfx.exe (Is it Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0?) it's cancelled and roll back automatically. It looks like the dotnetfx doesn't compatible with Windows 8 Build 7955.

Is there any other way to fix it? Can you give me a detailed solution?

Thanks. (P.S. : I don't have the DVD of Windows 7 because I lost it sorry for my bad english)

Answer:Error 0x0000428 - winload.exe

Windows 8 is not official yet.

But what you can do is download BCD Editor - Windows 7 / Vista.
It has a "Dual-boot Repair" utility.
Start it and click on "Automatic Repair". Confirm.
This will repair the Windows 7 boot environment files:
bootmgr - Windows boot manager, the BCD and boot records(MBR and PBR).
and make Windows 7 boot by default.

If the entry for Windows 8 is missing when in booted in Windows 7 run
Visual BCD Editor, click on pop-up menu "Create missing Windows loaders"
and confirm. This will scan your system and add an loader entry for Windows 8
or any other installed Windows 7/Vista/XP or VHD.

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Got the vista winload error, no idea how to fix it, I put a windows xp disk in to install xp, it gets like half way and than the error pops up again.
 

Answer:winload.exe error - vista

I'm not sure if this will work since you tried overwriting your Vista install with XP.
Booting into a command prompt and type:
bootrec /fixmbr <enter>
bootrec /fixboot <enter>
 

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Just a few minutes ago I was on windows 8 talking to a friend of mine on Skype when my pc froze. Since it was unresponsive I force shut it down and booted it back up. When it starts windows 8 it stays at a black screen for about 20 seconds and then tries to launch the windows 8 automatic repair. After about another 10 seconds it comes up with a blue screen saying this:
Your PC needs to be repaired.
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Error code: 0xc0000001

Press enter to try again
Press F8 for startup settings

No matter which option I choose it always comes back to this problem. Sometimes the error code changes to 0xc000007b. Please help. My computer is a MBP Late 2010 Bootcamped with Mountain Lion and Windows 8

Answer:BSOD Winload.exe error

Welcome
If you would be kind enough to post this information, we can give you the best help
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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When I try to boot to Vista 64-bit, I get an error message (0xC000000E) for \Windows\system32\winload.exe.

I have been running Vista on this computer since March almost two years ago. Aside from memory errors caused by a faulty PSU throughout most of the first year, I haven't had any problems before.

Can I save this install?

Answer:Winload.exe 0xC000000E error

Somehow the drive's booting again, but I think I might have a failing drive on my hands.

I have a mobile hard drive rack on this tower and a second internal drive, and I'm getting a new hard drive with equal or greater capacity today. I need to know how I should back up my important documents to the second drive, and then an entire image of the disk to the new drive.

EDIT: For a complete system disk backup, is there anything I should look for in a new drive?

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Got a friends compaq Laptop. it wont boot up, keep giving me a:

Code:
WINDOWS FAILED TO START. A RECENT HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE CHANGE MIGHT BE THE CAUSE. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows Install disk
2. choose your language
3. click Repair your computer

FILE: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINLOAD.EXE
STATUS: 0XC000000E
INFO: THE SELECTED ENTRY COULD NOT BE LOADED BECAUSE THE APPLICATION
IS MISSING OR CORRUPT
strangest part of it is there is no installed OS anymore. I formatted the hard drive thinking I could just reinstall vista but I still get the error.I have tried Windows 7 install dosk, as well as windows XP. w/ windows 7 I get the same error, with XP I get a missing or courrupt file.

i couldn't follow the directions on the screen as the Install disk wont boot.

Did alot of googleing and most of the solutions have access to the Install disk which I dont have. cant find anyone with the same exact problem as I have.

I am downloading Knoppix now to see if that will boot up, will update my post when i get it downloaded and burned to disk.

This is really pissing me off, any help greatly apreceated.
 

Answer:annoying Winload.exe error

It's a virus, plain and simple.

Use Knoppix or Gparted or whatever to totally and completely remove all traces of partitions on the drive, build a new partition table and if possible, use a Windows 98 CD to boot from, get to the "Safe Mode Command Prompt" and do fdisk /mbr to wipe out the MBR with a completely generic one.

Then start over, but not until that MBR has been wiped clean. The partition table stuff with Gparted is one thing, but that has no effect on the MBR which needs to be wiped, and fdisk can do it with that /mbr switch.

You can also get a bootable floppy image and write it to a USB stick if needed from www.bootdisk.com - doesn't matter how you do it, you just need to get that MBR cleaned out or this error will not go away.

If you can't get a floppy image, etc, you can use this "hacked" version of the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool I've been using for several years now - don't freak out at the "hacked" reference. What I mean by that is that this one has DOS files internally - if you choose that option, when it creates the USB stick it'll have some of the files necessary (including fdisk) already on the stick ready to go; you don't have to supply MS-DOS files to put on the stick, if that makes sense.

You can get this utility here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?jud11gy4kov4244 (195KB, Zip file, .exe inside)

It's tested, used, abused, tested again, then tested again and it has no virus - it ... Read more

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I have been getting the following BSOD after using my computer for about 30 min:

If I try to reboot right away, I get the following screen:

I have tried to use my install disk to reformat to no avail. I tried to use the command prompt to access the drive, however, the system won't let me access the HDD. If I wait about 30-45 minutes, windows will start normally, and then crap out after 30-45 min. Here are my computer's specs:

ASRock z68 Extreme4 MB
Intel i7 2600k
16GB GSkill RAM (4x4GB)
GTX570 Video Card
Running Win7

I am running a 64GB SSHDD for the OS and some programs, and a 1.5TB HDD for storage. I am wondering if this may be the problem. I have no way of testing the SSHDD, but I may purchase an external case so I can test it on my laptop. I hope its not the SDHDD as I bought it because it was supposed to be faster and more durable than a regular HDD. Please help!
 

Answer:Winload.exe/BSOD/HDD error

check if you are able to go to safe mode or not ?
 

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I cannot boot to any options by pressing the novo button.All I get is the:RecoveryYour PC/Device needs to be repairedArequired device isn't connected or can't be accessed I have pulled out the HD and chkdsk'd it no chance to get past that error.Please assist.

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hello there guys...

went around my mates today and he brought laptop off hes mate...
but the problem is the bloke that had it before took the harddrive out it ..my mate put and new one in with vista alreaday on it...anyways it boots up so far then the message come up WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/WINLOAD.EXE ..he dont have no vista recovery disks either...is there any way he can solve this problem through command prompt ? if so would someone giude me through the steps...thank you all for your time and help

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Hi,
brand new ASUS N750JK notebook with Windows 8.1 OEM pre-loaded (by an official ASUS shop) on a Samsung 840 SSD, while the HDD is still empty (the notebook contains two drive bays).

At start, everything worked fine. I was able to log on to Windows and take a look.
Then, after a reboot, I went to the UEFI BIOS to check out settings and all. I did not save any changes though. Then I tried to reboot, and I got this error 225 message about windows\system32\winload.efi not found.

Tried F8, but does nothing. Tried F9 at POST (should launch the ASUS recovery image in the hidden restore partition) but F9 does nothing. Even disabling Fastboot in BIOS, no joy. All I get is the error screen a few moments after I turn the machine on.

I have no installation/support/recovery media from ASUS, and did not have the time to create my own in the short time before the system broke down.

I tried a Windows setup disk I got from a Toshiba notebook with Win8.1. Tried different Windows repair/recovery options, but nothing works. Good news is I can access the Windows file system on the drive. I tried recoverydrive.exe from command line, but it says it can't find some files it needs.

BTW, I can boot a Linux live system on a USB stick (after disabling UEFI Secure boot) and see all the partitions on the SSD (/dev/sda in GParted), which are listed as follows:

Partition table: gpt

/dev/sda1 file system Unknown size 128 MiB, Used ---, Flag msftres

/dev/sda2 fat32 label SYSTEM size 100 MiB, Us... Read more

Answer:Error 225 at boot, cannot find Winload.efi

Eventually I solved it. I used a rescue CD from Macrium Reflect free edition, based on Win PE 5.0. After booting, I used the Fix Windows BCD feature. At first I thought I did it all wrong, as I got a pop-up message about something done with Windows 7, while I have 8.1.
When I tried to boot the PC, I got a new error message "0000001", instead of 225. I was almost giving up, then I tried the F8 key (which didn't work in the error 225 window) and finally Windows was up again! I tried a Safe Mode boot, then Normal mode, and it seems all-right-
So far the good news. The bad news is I still can't get Windows to use manufacturer's system recovery image on drive. Maybe it depends on the re-installation on a SSD that caused the issue. In short, F9 at boot still doesn't work, neither the system reset or refresh in Windows.

Besied, I later realized that WinPE 5.1 is the latest version for Win 8.1, while I used Win 5.0 because the Macrium Reflect disk creator only has a choice among PE 3, 4 and 5.0.

I would be thankful for any advice from expert users!

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One day I downloaded a program for converting audio files. I scanned it for viruses and it came up clean when I opened the exe file nothing happened, then my screen went black and nothing happened. I then shut down the pc and restarted it. When it got to loading windows i would get Winload.exe error and then i would click enter and It would say Vista Home Premium(recovered) and i would click enter and then it would go back to the main menu. Then I put in my Oem vista disk and went into bios and put CD drive to boot priority. When I went into the install vista menu I did the repair thing twice and both times it didnt work. Then I used my key to install Vista but before I installed it I found that it said all my files would be deleted, so I cancelled the instalation.

What do I do now, I dont want to lose my files. Also a have another pc would it be possible to put the hardrive in my other pc and copy all the files and then reinstall windows, or is there any other way. Would appreciate a response ASAP.

Answer:Vista won't boot: Winload error.

Hi, boot from the Vista DVD (like you have before) and this time select command prompt at the prompt type:-


Code:
Bcdedit ?store c:\boot\BCD ?set GUID path \windows\system32\Boot\winload.exe
Restart computer.

Note:- assumes C is your OS drive if not change.

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Hello,

Normally I wouldn't ask this however it is a bit of a weird error because of how it came about. Right I had Windows 8 installed but my hard drive on my laptop failed and so I had to steal the harddrive from my other laptop with a broken screen and it already had Windows 7 running on it but I thought I'd install Ubuntu while I make a Windows 7 USB and boot into it to re-install.

So now I have Ubuntu and I hate it personally and I'm trying to boot into Windows 7 to install it via the USB and I have followed many tutorials on how to make a bootable USB. Anyway when it boots up it comes to a 'Windows Boot Manager' screen and says:

File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000001
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt

Is it because I'm booting from a USB? The reason I'm doing that is because I didn't receive a recovery disk.


Some info:


CPU 2.53GHz Intel Core i3-M380 Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

RAM 4GB

RAM Upgradable to 8GB

Hard Drive Size 500GB

Hard Drive Speed

Hard Drive Type SATA Hard Drive

Display Size 15.6

Native Resolution 1366x768

Optical Drive DVD+/-RW/+R DL

Optical Drive Speed

Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics

Video Memory Shared

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Model Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN

Bluetooth

Mobile Broadband WiMax Touchpad Size 3.5 x 2.2 inches

Ports (excluding USB) ... Read more

Answer:Winload.exe error while booting 0xc0000001

Try creating the flash drive again, only this time using Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3.

You have to create an .iso from your Win 7 install DVD. If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

In the first drop down box, scroll all the way to the bottom and select Windows 7.
In the 2nd box, point to your .iso file.
In the 3rd select your flash drive.
Click Create and off you go. In a little while you'll have a good, bootable Windows 7 install flash drive.

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Hi all,

I've read everything I could find on this forum and tried all the fixes w/o success. Here's the rundown:
I have a Win7 machine that runs fine. Created a second partition C: for dual-booting Win 8.1. After a clean install, I got the following error when trying to boot into 7:

\windows\system32\winload.efi
Status 0xC0000428
The digital signature for this file could not be verified

Win8 boots fine.

Tired all the usual stuff w/o success (a partial list):

Windows repair (it doesn't find any problems)bootrec /fixmbrbootrec /fixbootbootrec /rebuildBCDbcdedit.exc /store c:\windows\system32\winload.efi /set loadoptions ddisable_integrity_checkbcdedit.exe /set testing onTried EasyBCD to reassign \windows\system32\winload.efi to another version/copy located in \windows\system32\boot.I've tired reassigning the bootloader paths using EasyBCD and from a Windows recovery command prompt ("bcdedit.exe /set {f1368352-7a2a-11e3-934f-88b9245c9fb7} path \Windows\system32\boot\winload.efi).I've copied both winload.efi and .exe from another folder with the same results and unpacked the files from my Win7 DVD and using them. Same error message.

The funny thing is, when I do this last "fix" I get exactly the same error.

But things get even weirder. I tried restoring an image made of my Win7 OS (made before attempting dual-boot) back to the first partition, alongside the Win8 partition, thinking that this might fix my Win7 loading problem. What happened was that Win7 loa... Read more

Answer:Dual-Boot 7 & 8 Winload.efi 428 Error

I suppose a couple of questions.

Is the 4 TB drive configured as GPT?

Was Windows 7 a UEFI install before Windows 8 came along?

Are you trying to use the Windows 8 Secure Boot mode?

Could you attach the text file, or zip and attach from the following command in an Administrative command prompt.

bcdedit /enum all > %userprofile%\Desktop\bcdtext.txt

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file: windows/system32/winload.exe
code: 0x00000e9
info: an unexpected I/O error has occured.


This comes up after a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate. I have done plenty of research but I cannot find anything about this error. Can someone please help?

Answer:Windows 7, winload 0x00000e9 I/O error

At what point do you get the error message? For example, does Windows boot successfully but show that in Event Viewer?

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Hey, im working on restoring a friends laptop as it had a winload error (0xc00000e9), nothing would fix it so I decided to completely wipe the drive and do a clean install of vista, the HDD reformatted and installed properly and when I boot the laptop it still get a winload error but now with a different error code, cant quite remember what the code was as I am currently trying to reinstall the OS again, think it was ending in 0FE.

I've never came across winload problems like this before, generally one of the many fixes out there work or a clean install fixes it, if I boot into safe mode the screen just goes black at log in and stays like that, any ideas why it still occurs on a fresh install?

I know theres a lot out there about winload issues but each one seems to be unique every time,

Chriss.
 

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Sorry to ask this if it has been asked a million times. Have hunted around on the forums here did not find my exact problem.

I have a computer with 7 installed, and followed the guide on these forums to set up a partition with XP. I installed EasyBCD, and get the initial black screen that allows me to select which system I want to boot with. However, when I select the XP partition, it tells me that it can't find winload.exe and to insert my installation disc. All of this being done, upon restarting I get the same error. No problems whatsoever running 7.

I'm a complete noob to dual-booting, so please go easy...ask me any additional info or screenshots that I may not have thought of mentioning that might help you help me lol. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual boot & and XP winload error

Did you install EasyBCD 2.0 to XP in order to Add Win7 to the Dual Boot menu?

Make sure you are using version 2.0. If not install it in Win7 then Edit Boot Menu to remove XP entry. Next use Add tab to add XP back, accept offered boot files, autocompletes, Save, Restart.

If this fails, post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map using Snipping Tool in Start menu, attach file using paper clip in Reply box.

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I have a brand new HD and an old HD. Both HDs are found and USB flash win 7 drive boots up windows files then returns winload.exe error. I have tried all kinds of options on here looking through the forum but no definitive answer. There are no problems with HD or memory from what I can see from tests. I have hirens boot cd and have tried a lot of options. Can any experts help me out? Thank you so much guys.

I also try to install XP from flash drive and I get BSOD.

Specs
Optiplex 170L
512 MB Ram

Answer:Fresh Install Win 7 X86, winload.exe error

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It will be helpful to know how you obtained your Windows ISO to create your bootable flash drive.

This is what you should be using: http://www.mydigitallife.info/downlo...ownload-links/

Thgis tutorial should help too USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I wonder if anybody could help.

I have 3 operating systems running on my pc

1 - Windows 7 SSD internal drive
1 - Windows 7 internal Sata drive
1 - Windows 8.1 (Full) external USB HDD

The problem I have is when I turn the external drive on and try to boot to windows 8 the following error appears
Winload.exe error oxc000000E

I have used the windows 8.1 installation disk to try and repair but to no avail.

Everything worked fine until a few days ago. I have made no hardware changes to my system.

I use easy bcd to enable me to select the operating system to use.

Many thanks

Nik

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My laptop is fairly new (got it in May) and it came preloaded with Vista Home. Last night, I was on the computer when it froze up. The ONLY thing I did the moment before the blue screen of death appeared was I had got an Apple software update thing and I declined to install it at that moment. (nothing out of the norm) I don't know if it has anything to do with my problem but other than that, I wasn't doing anything out of the norm.. I hadn't even gone to a strange website.

Now, when I turn the computer on, I get this:

__________________________________________

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. (Which I don't have because it was pre loaded)
2. Choose language settings, the click "next".
3. Click "repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system admin or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \windows\systems32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

_______________________________________________
 

Answer:viasta winload.exe error on laptop, PLEASE help me

I forgot to mention also, that I attempted to find help in forums online but most of them talk about someone was installing something when it happened... and also something about a PS2 usb or keyboard fix which I don't have. Just this laptop!

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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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?

Answer:winload.exe error on booting up Windows 8

I got the exact same situation.

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I've been working on a friend's HP Pavillon dv6000, trying to reinstall Vista after a crash. The computer didn't come with a disk, instead it had a recovery partition that was never accessed to make the requisite set of Vista discs in case there was ever a problem so I was forced to order one for HP.

Upon setting up from the ordered HP disc I received the winload missing prompt. I've downloaded and used a generic Vista recovery disc from an online site in order to get a command prompt, tried the fix suggested so many times by jenae but received the error that says An error occurred while attempting to reference the specified entry. The system cannot find the file specified.

I never see another step offered in any of the threads that I've searched out in this forum and other ones. I'm not entirely positive that there's not something wrong with the HD itself as it's not my computer. The initial problem was described to me as "my daughter installed a java update and the computer then crashed". I do believe I'm beyond that point as I've twice removed the HD from its chassis and reformatted it from my own computer which runs Vista HP SP2. (and yes, while I had it out I backed up the drive, so that the information therein was saved)

Thoughts, suggestions?

Answer:Winload.exe missing or corrupt error

Hi have you tried using a hdd diagnostic available from the hdd makers support site to test the drive for issues,have you tried wiping the hdd with killdisc then try installing
download the iso and burn to a disc use imgburn for that http://www.killdisk.com/
http://www.imgburn.com/ also there are user guides on the kill disc link,for imgburn you select burn image to disc

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I have installed vista and seven in dual boot.I installed vista with seven being previously.The bootmgr was missing,so I used visual BCD to repair it and then windows 7 disappeared from boot screen.I used Easy BCD to create a new entry for in the boot screen using the drive in which it was installed.Now when i tried to get in I get the following error.

Due to some recent hardware change blah blah blah........................

File:\Windows\System32\winload.exe

Status:0xc0000428

Info:Windows cant verify the digital signature for this file.

They say to use F8,but on pressing F8 I get the same screen.I can only access the seven when I have a bootable seven dvd in my dvd drive.I then again installed seven but the same problem is still there.I tried to use the repair option in seven dvd but it said it had repaired some problems and then restarted without any solution.What should I do?

Give me a detailed yet easy to follow solution...

Answer:Windows 7 winload.exe error 0x0000428

  
Quote: Originally Posted by astroboy89


I have installed vista and seven in dual boot.I installed vista with seven being previously.The bootmgr was missing,so I used visual BCD to repair it and then windows 7 disappeared from boot screen.I used Easy BCD to create a new entry for in the boot screen using the drive in which it was installed.Now when i tried to get in I get the following error.

Due to some recent hardware change blah blah blah........................

File:\Windows\System32\winload.exe

Status:0xc0000428

Info:Windows cant verify the digital signature for this file.

They say to use F8,but on pressing F8 I get the same screen.I can only access the seven when I have a bootable seven dvd in my dvd drive.I then again installed seven but the same problem is still there.I tried to use the repair option in seven dvd but it said it had repaired some problems and then restarted without any solution.What should I do?

Give me a detailed yet easy to follow solution...


If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Some... Read more

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Hello. I am running on Windows 7 64bit home premium. My computer has been really weird lately. I have tried recovering my computer to an earlier time but it constantly failed. Explorer.exe will fail on me, and I have tried the src thing using run but it will open and immediately close on me. I didn't have a recovery disk so I just recently bought one. I "think" I made the recovery disk correctly. When I put the cd in, I got an error that the file winload.exe with the error code 0xc0000001 saying the file may be missing or may be corrupt. I am not very experienced with computers so i hope you guys can help me the best way you can. Thank you so much for reading.

I have posted a thread about this awhile ago but didn't receive help. As of right NOW, explorer.exe keeps failing on me when I log into my account and when press the system restore option, it freezes and starts explorer.exe and a pop up about my administration failing.

Main board : Dell 04GJJT
Memory : 4gb
Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 4200
Processor : AMD Athlon II X2 240

Answer:Winload.exe error code 0xc0000001

Don't know if I can help much but, you said you did:
sfc /scannow and the command prompt opens and closes right away?

Have you tried running the PC in safe mode to see if you get same issues?

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Hi, I have a gateway laptop that failed to boot up and displays the message:

winload.exe error 0xc0000221 either corrupt or cannot be found

I already used start up repair and it says the problem cannot automatically be solved and something about a missing osloader. I have also done a complete reinstallation and it displays the same thing again.
 

Answer:Solved: Winload.exe error 0xc0000221

Try booting into command prompt and entering

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
 

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so i have my mums laptop which is a toshiba portege one of the old student laptops. it started getting the BSOD and then not being able to restart with it just keep going around in circles trying to boot saying that winload.exe is missing or corrupt with the error code 0xc0000001

i have done alot of reading about this but nothing can help because it all requires you to be able to log into windows or safemode first. i have tried 2 seperate windows 7 discs that are proven to be good and an ubuntu disc and an xp and a repair disk.
the windows 7 discs go to the "windows is loading files" and then to that error done it around 30 times. the xp and repair discs just stay on the blank screen with a flashing underscore and nothing will happen. the ubuntu disc can start up in a live session but when you try and install it it freezes at 5% and will never get passed it.

i put the hdd into another pc and done the command prompt partitioning and clearing as well as using gparted and went through all the discs again and all happened the same so i just went out and bought another hdd thinking that will fix it.

the new hdd makes no difference and i get the exact same results with the discs. i can get into the bios but i cannot get any further with anything, is there hope or is the pc messed up?
 

Answer:Solved: Winload.exe error cant reformat new hdd or anything, please help.

vajj

Welcome to tech Support Guy
I believe this is the clue

the new hdd makes no difference and i get the exact same results with the discs. i can get into the bios but i cannot get any further with anything, is there hope or is the pc messed up?Click to expand...

I would check the ram in the laptop.
I do not know that particular laptop but normally accessible from a plate on the base
If there are two sticks I would take one out and try it and then if that is still no good swop them, so that you have tried with both.

There are just too many models of that Toshiba Portege to give you exact advice - see this
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/CRU12033U0000R01.htm

Alternatively you may wish to see if you can get a boot from Memtest and try that. You will have to make yourself the Cd see this please
http://forums.techguy.org/8507894-post5.html
 

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I'm currently running Vista and decided to try out W7 again. I made a partition for w7. It got through the installation process ( did the finalizing setup and analizing video performance things) I got to insert a username and stuff and after that it restarts then I can choose between W7 and Vista. If it was installed correctly it should -if I click w7- go to my desktop, but it didn't... After I chose w7 I get the 0xc000000f error, winload.exe.
Did I do something wrong or what?

Answer:w7 installation error 0xc000000f winload.exe

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Buzzles


I'm currently running Vista and decided to try out W7. I made a partition for w7. It got through the installation process ( did the finalizing setup and analizing video performance things) I got to insert a username and stuff and after that it restarts then I can choose between W7 and Vista. If it was installed correctly it should -if I click w7- go to my desktop, but it didn't... After I chose w7 I get the 0xc000000f error, winload.exe.
Did I do something wrong or what?



Yes there is something wrong. did you download you win 7 or purchase it directly and from where?

Let us know so we can assist you further


Ken J

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I'm trying to help fix my friends laptop (HP 655, Windows 8.1), his problems started when updating to 8.1 but he might also have had virus issues that made the problems worse. Either way I'm now trying to do a clean install of Windows 7 but the computer doesn't seem to recognize the DVD when trying too boot from it (this might be a problem with the DVD though). The Windows 8 recovery option doesn't work either, it gives the Winload.efi 0x0000428 error as seen in the picture below.

Any suggestion of how to do a restore or clean install would be appreciated.

Answer:Winload.efi 0x0000428 error + USB/DVDs not recognized

Hi

Please try the below steps.

1. Press Esc during power on to display startup menu.

2. Press F11 to start the factory restore process.

Performing an HP System Recovery on an HP Notebook with Windows 8 - YouTube

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Something with horribly wrong. After a Windows 7 update I am now getting a Winload.exe error in both Windows 7 and 8. I tried to repair using the Windows 8 install CD but with no success. I reinstalled 8 to it's partition with the same results.

I think the problem is this...
Windows 7 was installed to drive 0 partition 1
Windows 8 was installed to drive 1 partition 0

When I installed Windows 8, it loaded it's own boot loader and did so on drive 0 (the Windows 7 drive). When Windows 7 updated, something went very wrong and the Windows 8 boot loader got messed up.

Being unable to install Windows 8, I disconnected all drives but the Windows 8 drive and installed Windows 7. Thus I am currently running on the clean install of Windows 7 with drive 1 now operating as drive 0.

When I put drive 0 back to it's position, I get the same Winload.exe error.

Question is, how do I restore the Windows 7 boot loader to drive 0 and get rid of all traces of the Windows 8 bootloader that is trying to load when my main drive is connected as drive 0?

For the moment, I have given up on Windows 8 as it didn't have many of my apps installed.

Thanks
Darv

Answer:Winload.exe error & Windows 8 boot loader

Fixed!

Normally I would have just deleted this but the solution wasn't one that I could not find so I will list it here.

!!! First try the recommended fixes which are to run the Windows repair feature on the installation CD, and/or copy over the winload.exe file and bootmgr files.

However if that fails, here is what worked for me and it's not for the faint of heart! So if you loose all your data don't blame me.

1) Disconnect the main drive and install a clean version of Windows to a secondary drive connected to SATA 0. (7 or 8 doesn't matter)
2) Once Windows is running, shut down and connect the problem drive to SATA 1.
3) Start the clean install of Windows and go to the Disk Manager.
4) Located the System Reserve on the problem drive (Disk 1) and simply deleted it.
5) Shutdown and disconnect the temp Windows drive and reconnect the problem drive to SATA 0 with the now deleted System Reserve partition.
6) Boot the system from the Windows installation disc and run the repair.

This time it will work and Windows will recreate the System Reserve partition and all the proper files.
Because I had a dual boot in to Windows 8, I had to use EasyBCD Edit to remove the now defunct Windows 8 partition but this didn't stop the system from booting and now works perfectly.

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Hi all, hoping this is the right subforum

I built a HTPC a few years ago and it had suited my needs fine. Relevant parts used are:
i3-3225 CPU,Scythe Big Shuriken 2 RevB,Asus P8-H77 Pro,2 x 4GB G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 RAM,Samsung 830 Series 64Gb SSD (OS HDD),WD Cavier Green 2TB (Media HDD),

I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 but kept receiving errors, such as the partition was not GPT (0xc000021a). The one error that happens every time I tried to upgrade or install Windows 10 was winload.exe was not digitally signed. I wiped the drive, reformatted it as NTFS, converted to GPT and installed W10 from blank and still had the same winload.exe error. Right now I have put W7 Ultimate 64bit back on and am installing all the windows updates.

My question is, does anyone know why I keep get a winload.exe not digitally signed error? I have downloaded the W10 upgrade files numerous times, redownloaded the media creation tool, set clean boot, even tried downloading the upgrade and creating a usb drive with it from a different PC but same error.

Is there perhaps some upgrades that I should make my HTPC?

Answer:W7 Upgrade error - winload.exe is not digitally signed

Try turning secure boot off in bios.

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I searched the web a lot but could not find anyone resembling my problem.
I have Windows 7 Professional in my laptop. I downloaded the 32-bit Windows 8 Release Preview iso from Microsoft's website using Free Download Manager. I used the Windows7-USB-DVD tool to copy the iso to a flash drive (I later did it using WinUSB Maker, but the problem is still there).
When I boot from the flash drive its gives the following error right away:
The application or the operating system could not be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.File:\windows\system32\winload.exeError code: 0xc0000001You must use the recovery tools on the installation media. If you do not install media (such as a disk or USB device), you contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer.Also, when I run the setup.exe on Windows it gives the following error:

Use the other installation disc that says 32-bit. When you insert it, Windows 8 Setup will restart automatically.The parameter is incorrect.[Error = 0x80070057]Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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Hi, I want to format my laptop or make a recovery using one key recovery..after setup on desktop..it load recovery and start the recovery..during setup..it show error and cannot proceed the setup.Later it show error winload.efi missing error code 0xc000000f window couldn't load It give 3 suggestion either try again by press enterF8 for startup setting and esc for UEFI firmware setting All this cannot use except esc and it bring to bios..How can I fix the error and make a recovery again I need to use this laptop urgent

Answer:Z500 One Key Recovery Error Missing winload.efi

You need to create a recovery disk to fix the boot files. Google how. You would most likely need an empty usb and another windows 8 computer.

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First of all sorry for my bad english (i'm italian) but on any italian forum no one can help me.
I have installed on a second partition of my first hard disk seven (in a first partition I have vista). The first start of 7 goes well and I can see the desktop without any problem. Then I restart my pc to change the boot priority and set the hard disk as default. Then I restart again and I see the vista boot manager that ask me to select the os to start. When I select 7 I get an error that say:

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000428

info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

(I think that is the english version of my error, the code match)

I try to repair the windows starup with the wizard on 7's dvd but it doesn't work. I unistall, reburn, reinstall 7 but the result was the same.
If I open (when I running vista) the property of winload in 7's directory I see that the digital signature of the item doesn't match (a screen of property in italian: http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5007/catturahw.jpg)

Please help me in a basilar english, thx a lot in advance

Answer:problem dualboot vista and 7 winload.exe error

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Milite777


FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000428


Welcome to Seven Forums.

What graphics card are you using?
Do you have on board graphics?
Take the graphics card out if you can.
You might try getting the latest graphics card driver and loading it during the install.

Another option might be to check for the latest BIOS update.

What speed are you burning the DVD at?
What program are you using?

Try installing with a USB Memory key, min 4GB. You can find a good tutorial here.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor found in this tutorial How to Use Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

It might find something.

Let us know your progress.

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hey i wanna know who could help me wit this error \Windows\system32\winload.exe, error 0xc000000f when i restar my computern and i got the installation cd but its givin me this error at expandin file at 0% error 0x80070017 so who could help me wit this error

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Hi,

I have a problem with my laptop and it's been suggested that I should try refreshing Windows. But when I try, I get an error:
Your PC needs to be repaired.

The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

File: \windows\system32\winload.efi

Error code: 0xc000000d
I've also tried a factory reinstall and restoring from a recovery USB drive, but get the same message every time. A normal boot into Windows works fine.

Is there any way to refresh or reinstall Windows without using UEFI?

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Cannot refresh or reinstall Windows - winload.efi error

Yes, but I would advise not to install Windows in a Non UEFI environment, as the laptop is optimized in UEFI.

Your recovery media has only the files required to do a recovery in UEFI mode. What this means is that the Recovery media you have is corrupt if you are having this error.

During a Refresh, it takes your Installation files from either a Windows Installation Disk, or recovery image to refresh the PC. If it is wanting to do a refresh, its a corrupt Windows Image, or possible failing hardware.

What you will need to do is download a new install media from Microsoft to repair your computer. It will work with your current product key that is in your BIOS

Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

Note: You will need to know what version of Windows 8.1 was installed on your computer. Most laptops come with Windows 8.1 x64.

Install the media creation tool, and it will ask you which install media you would like to download

Download Windows 8.1 - Not the pro version "Unless you are sure it is the pro version"

Download 64-Bit software

Burn it to a DVD, or save it to a USB Flash drive that is at least 4 GB

Hope this helps.

Sounds like bad recovery media to me, or possible failing Hard drive.

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i downloaded the neosmart vista disk recovery to correct the "Bootgmr is missing" error but now when i bootup i get the following error message - File: \windows\system32\winload.exeStatus: \0xc000000fInfo: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.Help!

Answer:Vista - \windows\system32\winload.exe error

Using the neosmart Vista disk recovery you should see a window with the following information.
 
This page is for forming responses
 
 
Contents [hide]
1 Why your PC shows Operating System not found
2 Fix Operating System not found or Missing in Windows
2.1 Fix #1: Verify your hard drive status in BIOS
2.2 Fix #2: Rebuild the BCD using bootrec.exe
2.3 Fix #2: Use Easy Recovery Essentials for a guaranteed fix
2.4 Fix #4: Run Automatic Repair
3 Operating System not found on Sony Vaio Laptops
4 More Information
4.1 Support Links
4.2 Applicable Systems
 
You need to use step 2.2 to rebuild the Boot Configuration Data.

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I'm running Vista Home Premium (32-bit) on a dual-hard drive system.

Several days ago I was suddenly unable to boot the system - "file: \Windows\Boot\Bcd is missing or corrupt...".

I booted to the Vista DVD & ran 'bootrec.exe /fixmbr' and 'bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd'.

Upon reboot, the message now read, "Error 0xc000000f File: \Windows\System32\winload.exe...(etc.)"

So then I tried to rebuild the Vista bootloader by following these steps:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
del C:\boot\bcd
bcdedit /createstore c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit.exe /store c:\boot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"
bcdedit.exe /import c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit.exe /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:
bcdedit.exe /timeout 10
del c:\boot\bcd.temp
bcdedit.exe /create /d "Windows Vista" /application osloader
bcdedit.exe /set {GUID} device partition=C:
bcdedit.exe /set {GUID} osdevice partition=C:
bcdedit.exe /set {GUID} path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
bcdedit.exe /set {GUID} systemroot \Windows
bcdedit.exe /displayorder {GUID}
bcdedit.exe /default {GUID}

Here is where it gets a bit convoluted:

As I mentioned, I have 2 physical HDDs. Vista is installed on the C: drive, while the other (D: ) is my data drive.

After I followed the steps above & the system still wouldn't boot, I ran the Startup Repair tool just to see what symptoms or errors it would report, with the result being "Co... Read more

Answer:Solved: Vista Boot Error (winload.exe)

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