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Q: dual boot windows 7 and vista boot error winload.exe

I installed Windows 7 on a partitioned harddrive with vista on the other half.

After the installation i have my boot menu with:
Windows 7
Windows Vista

Windows vista still works but when i try and load windows 7 i get a boot error message:

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000428

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

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling a number of times, trying the 32 and 64 bit version, and setting the partition to active... with zero results. Ive been googling my problem for days and haven't found a single thing that has been useful. Please help me out if you have heard of this problem happening or have any idea why it is happening.
Please get back to me.

the funk

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A: dual boot windows 7 and vista boot error winload.exe

try to check the Windows 7 partition for bad sectors (using checkdisk).

if that doesn't help, maybe you will need to rebuild the BCD. Use the bootrec command.

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista/7

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I am trying to dual boot with 2 different hard drives and 2 different systems. One is Vista x64 and the other is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. After installing the hard drive with Windows 7 which came from a different computer, I used EasyBCD to configure the boot order. Windows vista still works, but when I want to switch to Windows 7 I get:

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

After some search I have found this old thread from this same forum. Here is the link: dual boot windows 7 and vista boot error winload.exe

The Op seems to have similar problem as me. I just don't get all the follow up instructions in the thread dealing with bootrec since I haven't encountered it before (I think...). Any thoughts?

A:Dual boot windows vista and windows 7 boot error winload.exe

The best way to Dual Boot OS's on separate HD's is to set the preferred OS HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then when needed trigger the other using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If this is not desireable, then set Win7 HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, install easyBCD to Win7 to add XP.

Before doing this delete any EasyBCD listing for the other HD you've already made in Edit OS Menu tab.

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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.

A: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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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:

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

A: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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Hi all
A couple of days ago I hit an error with a dual boot setup which existed for some months. The dual boot entry was missing and I could not repair/refresh/reset with any install disk. Chckdsk and sfc /scannow from the other partition and from the install disk repair command prompt did not help. The dual boot partition was locked. EasyBCD did not provide a solution either.
After a lot of searching I did come across this you-tube and it provided the solution.
To repeat :
Start-up with install disk and commence with "repair your computer" and follow to command prompt.

X:\sources> bootrec /scanos
X:\sources>bcdedit /export D(the failing partition): \BCDBKP01
X:\sources>ren D:\boot\hcd hcd2.old
X:\sources>bootrec /scanos
X:\sources>bootrec /rebuildbcd

I hope that showing/linking a solution here might be handy for someone in trouble.

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Yeah I went and did something stupid. -.- I had a dual boot of Vista/Ubuntu and I deleted the Ubuntu partition in vista and rebooted the comp before correcting the Boot menu. So now when I re-start I get this:

Loading GRUB stage 1.5

Error 22

I have run just about every test I know of. I'm running a Vista home on a Dell XPS 410.
I've already ran chkdsk, all of Dell's utilities, Windows Vista Startup Repair, etc.
Can someone help please?

EDIT: Would fdisk /mbr correct my problem?

Okay now I understand what the problem is. The GRUB is looking for a partition that is not there, and the binary isn't matching up. I'm at work right now so I have no way to test to fix it. I just want to make sure I know how before I head home.

fdisk /mbr

I think bootrec.exe /fixmbr and /fixboot will correct my issue. I would like to run it by you guys first.

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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.

A: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:-

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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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

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

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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.


A:Winload.exe error & Windows 8 boot loader


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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Everytime I turn on my computer and it asks me to select what windows to load (vista, 7 (I Don't have dual boot set up though??) and I do Windows 7, it does not Boot and gives me the winload.exe error message in my title. I have read alot here but been unable to fixc the problem, maybe hard disk? Help would be great.

I have a M3A32-MDP, AMD Phenom II quad840, two maxstore 300gb hard disk set up for RAID1

A:Windows 7, winload.exe error:0x00000e9, Boot failure

Please read through this thread: Windows 7, winload 0x00000e9 I/O error . You will get a list of diagnostic tests you could try to see if the hard drive is recoverable. For that OP the replacing the hard drive was his solution.

The first things to try is to run CHKDSK /R from a command prompt in Windows. Then run a hard drive diagnostic program - one downloaded from the hard drive manufacturer that boots from a CD - to test the drive.

You want to determine whether the hard drive is bad or the W7 installation is bad.

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Hello all, new here, my pc config is intel quad 6600, 4gb ram, 2 320gb hd, OS is XP Pro with SP2. Okay I heard people speek highly of Vista and no so highly so I decided to give it a shot and make my own decision.
XP was installed a few weeks ago and is on disk 1 50gig partition, created another 75 for E:Vista Ultimate and have 175 unallocated for now. My other drive is just for games.
At first I used the remaining 250 for Vista the first time. Everything loaded fine was online with Vista was updating drivers and then I rebooted to finish the install for some drivers and the boot options never came up it booted right to XP.
I looked at the partitions and it shows Vista there so I looked in XP boot.ini and it shows:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
I checked around and people said to add Vista to it so I did and added this:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate" /fastdetect

It gave the options to now choose one but when I choose Vista the screen goes blank
no cursor or anything, display is 1280x960 someone had suggested that already... Read more

A:Solved: Dual boot XP installed then tried Vista but no boot dual boot options

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Hi all,

I have a dual boot vista/kbuntu system. I was using windows and was running low of space on my c drive so I thought to compress it.

Upon completion I re-booted my system to only be made aware og the error message that my Windows Boot Files were compressed and so windows could not be booted.

I have some questions relating to this issue for which any knowledgeable input would be greatly appreciated.

1. Why has Microsoft imposed no safety mechanism or warning upon compressing the c drive if this is the result of the action?

2. Why can compressed boot files be booted? This may be a stupid question but I would like to understand.

3. I have been reading on the web for possible solutions to this problem. The most common seems to be to insert the original OS vista cd, boot from it and click repair. I have my vista system set up perfect in terms of programs and data. Will the repair operation preserve this state?

4.Using the CD method above is there any means to uncompress only the boot files and not the whole of the c drive so I can still achieve my original goal of space savings?

5. My system is dual boot. I can stilll load Kbuntu and access my NTFS c drive on the kbuntu desktop. I can even see the specific windows boot files folder. I am new to linux but tried to adopt a windows seasoned approach of right clicking the boot files folder and going into properties and looking for uncompress option there. Suprise suprise no such option there. But since my system... Read more

A:Uncompressing Windows Boot Files in Vista and Kbuntu Dual Boot

It would be useful to know the exact mechanism you used to enact the compression, the extent of what you compressed, as well as the actual error message you now see when trying to boot into Windows.

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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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Okay so I didn't screw up everything, but I can't get my boot menu situation straight. I have a dual boot of windows xp pro and windows vista business. I used EasyBCD to edit my boot menu, this way my boot menu listed Windows XP and Windows Vista and it would default to Windows XP. The problem now is that I can access F8 options on windows vista, but not on windows xp. I messed around with my boot.ini for xp, but can't get it to do what i want it to do.

This was my boot.ini setup after using EasyBCD -

;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

When the boot.ini is listed as above, it will automatically just go to Windows XP. I want to have my F8 options back in case I need to get into safe mode. I modified the boot.ini to do this -

;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
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A:Dual Boot Windows Xp + Vista Boot Menu issues

This is all you should need to start XP. I suggest lowering the "timeout" to 3 or less. To access your F8 options you should do so immediately after starting the XP-os. (right after this "boot loader" processes.)

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

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Hi, I have a Win7 install that I had not used since January since I was testing Win10 (on a separate drive)
The Win7 install is a dual boot where XP x64 resides on a 300GB Cheetah drive connected to a RAID controller.
Since it's the boot drive it has the Win7 boot manager on it, including the C:\BOOT directory for Win7 and C:\NTLDR for XP x64
Win7 resides on a 4TB RAID5 array and shows up as drive D: when Windows has finished booting.

I booted it up for the first time since January, applied all 60 Windows updates and when I rebooted I was greeted with the error: winload.exe 0xc0000098 "File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe"
"Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
Pressing "F8" on the boot menu for Win7 just raised the same error message.

So I fired up my Win7 SP1 DVD and ran a chkdsk for both drives C: and D: but it did not fix anything.
Next I tried bootrec /ScanOs & /RebuildBcd but it found no missing entries.
So I tried /FixMbr & /FixBoot and rebooted but it made no difference.

Next I tried to run an offline sfc scan, but it could not continue due to pending operations.
So I renamed the file D:\Windows\WinSxS\Pending.xml and that allowed me to continue.
To be on the safe side I ran it in "verify mode": sfc /verifyonly /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=D:\Windows
But it found no corrupted files.

Next I renamed the C:\BOOT\BCD file and created a new one using bootrec, but thi... Read more

A:Win7 boot manager raises error: winload.exe 0xc0000098 after Windows Update

Sounds like one of the boot drives has failed. If you can get into the Control Panel while in the Safe mode, try changing the OS boot order in SYSTEM, Advanced System Settings, Settings

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I've been dual booting between vista and linux for a while, but not really using linux at all, so I recently installed windows xp x64 on the linux disk for some program that was giving me grief in vista.

And now I can't boot into vista, upon booting it says "Error Loading Operating System". I've tried startup repair on the vista disc, fixmbr using the recovery console on the XP disc and resetting the BIOS values.

I can't get it to work does anyone have any ideas?

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (overclocked to 3.4 GHz)
Vista x86 SP1 on 500 GB SATA disk
Windows XP x64 SP2 on 120 GB IDE disk
Mobo: ASUS P5k-E (WiFi AP)
ATI HD3650

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Dual Boot, Vista disk won't boot

read up on this http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...step_guide.htm

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Hi there guys,

Originally i had windows 7 installed on my laptop and i had four partitions on my computer.

C - Windows 7 installed system,primary parition
D - logical partition - where windows xp was installed
E - logical parition - where my documents word files and so on
K - 160gb for applications to be installed (primary partition, system)

i installed windows xp on drive D after formatting and everything was working but when i installed easybcd to add windows 7 to boot...i encountered a problem. I cannot have xp + win7 together in the boot due to windows xp installed on a logical partition and its boot file is in a unknown primary partition. I Decided to convert Drive K to Logical and Drive D(XP INSTALLED) to primary. After my computer restarted., it brought up a new error saying no boot device(S) FOUND...

i ran windows 7 setup cd to repair but no operating system was found....i ran cmd repair typed in bootrec.exe /scanos - it found windows 7 then i tried bootrec.exe /fixboot - not working, tried /rebuildmbr computer restarted but same error. I Ran windows XP CD it said no installation sources available/found that means no harddrive. however windows 7 setup repair option i saw all the drives but i can't install a freash copy of windows on any of partitions.

Can anyone help me with this problem. what i have done wrong and how can i fix a problem like this...
thanks in advance


A:windows 7 b& xp dual boot and no boot device found error

Sounds to me that you now have no system (boot) partition. If you can't fix this (mark one of the partitions "system" or "boot") with the Windows 7 installation DVD or the XP installation CD use a bootable partitioning program, such as GParted.

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Hi all. I am having some problems I am hoping I may be able to get some advice on. I have a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. Model is Toshiba Satellite #A205-S7464. I have been trying to load it with Windows XP because Windows Vista kind of sucks for my computing needs. I am pretty sure a format and clean install will wreck my warranty, hence the dual boot. So far, I have been able to partition and install XP SP-2 to a partition. I've booted into XP fine but my Vista partition is not available. I think that the partition table or MBR has been corrupted.
So to repair this, what I did was boot up from the Vista recovery DVD and run the 'startup repair' option to reload the bootloader for Vista and thus, enable dual booting. When I rebooted I got a black screen saying 'Invalid Partition Table' or something to this effect. I tried repairing the MBR and so on and so forth from the console on the recovery DVD but this proved to be pretty much totally fruitless. So I went through and did an install of Windows XP once again, to my other drive partition I had created. So I am basically where I started. I need to know if somebody knows how I can repair the drives MBR or partition table to make it readable under Windows to at least pull my important files off of, or to boot into. Any ideas would be enormously appreciated. Attached I will include a visual of what's up with my hard drive situation.

Thank you, Jacob

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A:Repair boot loader and MBR Windows XP and Windows Vista dual boot


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Has anyone noticed that you can't use a custom boot screen in SP1? Prior to upgrading to SP1 I had a custom boot screen which worked fine in Ultimate x64. I upgraded and lost the ability to use a custom boot screen, whether it be my original custom screen or any other custom screen. Has anyone figured out how to do a custom screen in SP1?
Lastly, anyone who has updated to SP1 x64 (or x86) if you can post the default winload.exe.mui it would be greatly appreciated. I didn't backup my original / default winload.exe.mui and I wanted to restore the original file.

A:No GUI winload.exe.mui in Vista x64 SP1 Boot Screen

actually it still should work..i use tuneup utilities...and it customizes my Bootscreen automatically..i have done it the old way where you back it up and all...but this way is easier and it does it for you

not so sure how to upload it using this forum...sorry

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i have ran every antivirus live cd known to man and no viruses, did a disk check and it is healthy, checked and repaired MBR with Paragon software live cd. but keep getting a error winload.exe is missing or corrupted, checked to see if it is on partition it is and scaned it no viruses, F8 is not an option, will not let me into advanced boot option menu to boot in safe mode or any other mode, been tackling this problem for 6 months and all i can find on the net is it maybe some editing to be done in the BCD but i need a command prompt to edit this in the windows boot manager,
i know about bootrec.exe and a few other commands to run but i can't get to a command prompt, any ideas for a fix would greatly help. i am running Vista Home Premium, 32 bit

A:winload.exe is missing or corrupt! Vista won't boot up!

i forgot to add i have no repair disk or original install disk, my bad on this part,

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i have used every anti virus iso known to man, u name it i tried it! winload.exe is on my hard disk and i have scanned it for virus and malware to no avail, no threats, i have a vista home premium, gateway tower. i read online that it has to do with the BCD, certain paths r not right but can't get to it to edit it, tried bcdedit nope, tried chkdsk it runs until the 3rd leg and stops due to unknown error, F8 to go to safe mode or last known good config takes me to error winload.exe is missing or corrupt!! do not have vista repair cd or os cd my bad on that part when i bought this machine i did not do my homework on these cd's. how does one get to the bottom of this? i also ran hirens boot cd, ran malwarebytes anti-malware and it said it found 11 threats, 3 trojans and the rest malware , threats were quarantined but when i went to remove them it could not, but any other scan from other software produced no threats.i can see my hard drive with partition software everything is there also ran a manufacturer hard drive test and it passed with flying colors, it is a western digital, when i ran Dr.web live cd it could not open 14 files on the scan don't know why? anyway i need someone who has a plan to get this solved!!! i consider myself a little computer savy but this one has stumped me.
http://www.techtalkz.com/windo.....olved.html i found this page but i can't get to the commands is there anyway i can?
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A:winload.exe is corrupt or missing, vista won't boot.

Hi, to access the RE (repair your computer):-


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I have a laptop I bought a year ago on which a created a dual boot Win 7 (32bit)/Win XP SP3 install, each on a separate partition. It was my first Win 7/XP dual boot install, and my first personal system that I allowed to have a Win 7 install on it at all, so although I have plenty of experience working on pretty much every previous version of Windows, I have very little experience with Win 7 and dual boot configs.

Today about 2 hours ago my audio spontaneously stopped worked for no good reason, so after shutting down each program to see if that cured it (which it didn't), I restarted the system. Out of the blue, for the first time I've ever experienced it, I received the msg "MBR Error 1" - Press any key to boot from floppy. I don't have a floppy of course on my laptop, and if I press any key I simply get the same msg. I turned the system off for a few minutes to make sure it was a good cold boot, but every time I still get the same msg. I tried switching the BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI (IDE is required for XP to boot, AHCI required for Win 7), but I still get the same error msg before I'm even prompted with the OS boot selection, so it made no difference of course.

I looked up this issue and found various suggestions, but none of the ones I found took into consideration a dual boot config., they were all Win 7 specific solutions. I don't what to try and repair the MBR only to have it screw up my dual boot config and be unable to access XP, which is w... Read more

A:Need help - MBR Error 1 on boot - Windows 7 (32-bit)/XP SP3 dual boot

I would say follow the Windows 7 fix. Once that works you can then fix, if necessary, any XP problem.

Why I suggest doing it this way is the computer must have come with Windows 7 and you added XP, right? So fixing Windows 7 is the place to start.

Here is one way to fix this:

MBR Error 1 on startup

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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,


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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

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A: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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Hey guys,

I have a problem with my PC. It originated from me trying to install Windows XP onto a separate hard drive that I connected to my computer (which operates Vista). The install went fine. However, when I took out the separate hard drive and tried to boot up my computer normally, it gave me an error saying that the "hal.dll file" was either corrupt or had been removed.

My guess is that while trying to install XP, the PC accidentally overwrote that file. Now it thinks that it's booting up XP when in fact, Vista is installed. I don't know how to fix this problem. I went into BIOS to check to see if the proper master/slave were assigned and there is no issue there. It won't let me boot up in safe mode and I can't access the system recovering menu. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks a lot!

A:HAL.DLL Error - Dual Boot XP/Vista Problem

The boot .ini file is toasthttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

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I am pretty new to Windows8. I just mess up with my Dell XPS 12 yesterday by using a partition tool to create a 2nd partition from C:\

now When I boot into the system, I got the following message: "File \windows\system32\winload.efi. Error code: 0X0000225"

I then create a win 8 pro x64 USB and try to recover, but the re-set, refresh and system restore woudln't work.

I did some research i tried all the command bootrec /XYZ , but still no luck.
I saw some people can use bootedit to fix this issue, but this command has problem to run on the PE environment on the X: drive.

I even try to reinstall the OS, but it would;'t let me do it because it's a GPT partition. If I can fix this issue, i really don't want to re-install....... any suggestion?

A:unable to boot into system, winload.efi error

Was the 3rd party Partitioning,Backup & Cloning software, which you used fully support Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot?
Which is signed by Microsoft.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Hi everyone

Recently I've been dual booting Vista and XP with no problems at all, my PC came with Vista installed and I used my hold harddrive which already had XP installed and confgured the boot with VistaBootPro (I might have got that name wrong).
It work fine for weeks, untill the other night XP was bringing up the error "NTLDR is missing". I had to get onto my XP partition that night, so I just popped in the XP cd and repaired it.
The next day, I tried to get onto Vista and it give me the error "NTLDR is missing".
So I logged onto my XP and started Google-ing for answers, and noticed that my hard drive with Vista installed isn't showing. But the tiny bit of partition that has been left (About 10mb) is showing as a hard drive, but it hasnt been formatted!
Anyway, I found some andswers as I was Google-ing, many saying just use the startup repair on the Vista CD, so I thought I'd try that first, and what a surprise my Vista partition wasnt showing in the repair, but it was showing in the installation!
I also tried just using the command panel on the cd, that also didn't work. Also, does anyone know why that command panel doesnt have any help options? Stupid eh.

Today I ran "bootsect" off the Vista CD, as I was curious as to what it does, now when I try to boot into Vista it says "BOOTMGR is missing".

So, anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Vista Dual Boot Error - BOOTMGR is missing

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Hi guys, I'm in need of some serious help! I'm running 64-bit Vista and have created a primary partition on which I installed XP. On booting up now I'm receiving the message 'Disk Read Error' press Ctrl, Alt + Del. I've loaded up with the Vista CD to repair the mbr, I've done it both by clicking Startup Repair and entering manual commands into the command prompt (bootrec.exe /fixMBR and bootrec.exe /fixBOOT) but I'm still getting the same error message and can't load into windows! help!!

A:Dual boot XP & Vista - Disk Read Error

Hello naveen_

Welcome to TSF

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I have 3 hdd's.

1 x 160GB (SATA)
- Partition: ~149GB - Win Vista64

1 x 300GB (SATA)
- Partition: ~220GB - MISC
- Partition: ~58.5GB - WIN7 64

1x 1TB (SATA)
- Partition: ~931GB - Games

I ended up taking my 300GB drive, created a logical partition, then booted into the win7 dvd I have. (win 7 - 7100?, straight off ms)

Firstly, it takes about a couple minutes just to load the files. Then once it finally gets to the splash* screen and the cursor appears.....it takes about 5-10minutes for the "install" window to appear which seems VERY odd since my machine is VERY fast. It takes quite a bit of time to accomplish installing from loading to finished (40minutes maybe)...

After everything installs when I go to choose the Windows 7 option on the boot menu, I get this black SOD
\Windows\system32\winloader.exe error 0xc000000D
Something about the file being missing or corrupt.

I took my win7 disk, and entered command prompt through recovery tools (which takes at least 5 minutes due to loading time to get to each time).
I ran DISKPART, then did LIST VOL, so it would tell me the partitions and letters.
Then I took another window, and entered bcdedit. The letters matched up with the partition letters and the file DOES exist.

Heres the result when I run bcdedit in vista.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows Boot Manager
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A:Dual Boot - Vista 64 / Win7 64 - winloader.exe error

You are installing Windows 7 on the logical partition correct?

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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

A:\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

That error is because it cannot verify the digital signature of the file. there are two wasy a... Read more

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Hi there
EVERY TIME I boot my system I get an bluescreen 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.

I am caching the system with intel rapid storage tech with a OCZ agility 3 64GB ssd and a WD Black 2TB hdd. My mobo is a asus sabertooth z77. Windows 8 x64 Enterprise

My work around that i have found that works every time is to hit delete and go into bios, then as soon as im in bios choose to discard changes and restart.

As soon as I have done that windows starts instantly

Any ideas?? Having to do my workaround annoys me, I would much rather fix.

A:inaccessible boot device. winload.exe error on booting up

Looks like a MBR(Master Boot Record) problem. Insert your Windows disk, and Select repair your computer. Windows will identify the presence of any windows operating systems. and writes a new MBR.

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?

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If anyone out there can please offer some guidance it would be appreciated & I will take you to dinner if your in the tri-state area!

My Dad passed... When he did he was having problems booting up his computer wich is dual boot (xp/vista32) on one drive ide I believe haven't taken a close look at that drive, plus four other sata drives set in a raid array If I recall this is a raid 10 setup??? Anyway windows downloaded an update for his graphics card. since then the compute goes through the initial boot, identifies all hardwae and then stops at a prompt, it does not go to the windows boot menu nor does any windows flash graphic come up. Instead it hangs at a dead cursor where nothing can be typed in. His graphics card is an asus card with an ati chipset and dual monitors installed. All I want to get at is documents and pictures. To add another twist, the 4 Sata drives are partioned into at minimum 15 virtual drives. He was a Dr. and had things scattered all over for legal, personal, trading, patient, insurance, ect... Hence the number of vitual drives.

The big question is, can I run a vista rescue disk or recovery disc to boot it into windows? Or am I going to lose the XP info or all for that matter?

HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.... I do fairly well with computers and have building/repairing my own since college (1989..am I that old?). My dad was a fanatic with them so he buuilt a new one every year I got out of and when it's too slow I move... Read more

A:Help with XP & Vista 32-bit dual boot: 5 drives, 4 sata raid array 1 boot

PLease somebody must be abele to offer some assistance

I am a believer that somebody has come across this if anyone has guidance please help!

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Hello folks!I have an HP Pavilion 11e000eg which came with Windows 8 and has been upgraded to 10.  I am trying to make it backwards compatible for some of my older software by creating a partition with Windows Vista (Yes I have tried compatibility mode. Yes I have tried VirtualBox. Yes I have tried VMware).In the beginning my attempts to install Vista went normal to the point where the machine restarts. It would end up with a black screen. Restarting again would leave the option to start with Windows Setup or Windows 10. Windows Setup would then end with this error:0xc0000428System32/drivers/tcpip.syscan not verify the digital signature for this file After some searching around I found a topic telling to disable secure boot and enable legacy boot in the BIOS to be able to boot from CD\DVD with Windows versions from 7 and older. After trying another install I now get the following error:***stop: 0x0000001e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff800018706a7, 0x0000000000000000, oxffffffffffffffff) From what I understand this error happens when you have too little disk space (I gave it 50 GB where 40 GB is the minimum). Driver problems (But which one?). Or when the BIOS needs to be upgraded. However I'd rather ask here before doing anything in that direction.I am still able to run Windows 10 so there's no man overboard. But it is getting kinda frustrating to run into dead ends. How am I supose to create a dual boot on this machine?Windows 10 Home (recovery par... Read more

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i have dell laptop with vista as primary and i have installed xp as a second OS and it worked fine as a dual boot system and
Recently i was formatted vista and installed now the peoblem arises i can boot into vista but whe i press the xp it shows the message

status: 0xc000000f

Info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is misssing or corruptClick to expand...

i couldn't find the files boot.ini ,ntldr,ntdetect.com in my system............
pls help me i have lot of applications in my xp

A:XP won't boot in dual boot system with Vista as primary

You should try reinstalling XP

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vista triple boot, will it work like dual boot? currently running XP on one drive and Vista64 on another with good success with Vistas built in dual boot.

Because of Vista64 compatibility issues (darn it) with much of my software, I need to install Vista32.

I have 3 drives so I want to move V64 to the smallest one and just use for my remote control helicopter simulator, fantastic on V64. Then install Vista HP 32 bit on the third drive ending up with:

XP pro
Vista 32 Home Premium
Vista 64 Home Premium

on 3 separate drives. Will Vista's dual boot function work in this configuration?


A:vista triple boot, will it work like dual boot?

Im not sure about booting vista64 and 32 but i do know triple boot is possible
HOWTO: Triple-Boot Ubuntu 6.06, Windows Vista, and Windows XP - Ubuntu Forums

I will be watching this thread closely, it sound like fun

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This may be obvious but I don't want to muck things up
My system started off as Vista 64 bit and then I added Win 7 64 bit as a dual boot with the MBR in the Vista partition
What I would like to do is to add an SSD onto which I would migrate the existing Win 7 partition and make it bootable as a stand alone installation. Once this has been done I would add Win 10 to the SSD as a dual boot (a Win 10 Pro OEM is dirt cheap)

A:How to move from Win 7/Vista dual boot to single boot on an SSD

Should have looked at the help suggestions How to convert from dual boot to single boot 2 HDDs - Win 7 & Vista64
Now fixed

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I was asked for a SP3 disc when I went to install the XP onto it's own partition. I didn't have it so I cancelled, now my Vista machine won't boot into Vista. It keeps auto-booting to the XP side and getting stuck at the same point with the SP3 disc.

I tried hitting F11 for recovery at system boot, but it just ignores me and goes back to the XP install screen, asking for the disc.

What can I do? I don't care about wiping the Vista or the XP and starting with a clean Vista install. The copy of XP can go into the disc collection, because I only did this for kicks....now I just want my Vista install running.

I just don't know how to get the Vista to load....if possible, and if not, I don't know what to do to clean install Vista without the recovery option. I don't have the Vista disc, like most computers these days. This is also my roommate's old PC, and he never made any recovery boot discs.....he is not PC adept at all.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. If I can just get Vista back up and avoid re-installing everything, I would really like that, but a clean install or re-install is not out of the question. Thanks ahead of time.

A:Screwed up XP dual-boot install, now can't boot Vista

Download and burn to CD the Vista Recovery Disk for your bit-version: Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

Boot the CD, accept any offered repair, if it fails to start Vista then boot back in to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.

If this fails you'll need to mark Vista partition Active to make the Repairs work: Partition - Mark as Active

To get a graphic picture of what is happening to mark Vista partition Active easier, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD. I would rightclick>wipe the XP partition first.

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My System has an Athlon XP 1.4 GHz Processor, 768 Mb Ram, and 2 IDE harddrives.

I started off with Windows XP Home, which was pre-loaded on the original 40 Gb IDE Hard drive.

Then I installed a second 200 Gb IDE drive, partitioned the drive into 3 partitions, and installed XP PRO into the first one. Dual boot works fine for home and pro operating systems.

Finally I installed Windows Vista Home edition into , which completed with no errors.

Both XP Pro and Home edition operating systems are still working but when windows vista is selected from the multi boot menu the following error messages are displayed and vista will not boot.

File : \windows\system32\winload

Status: 0xC0000001

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

Putting the installation disk (as the instructions say) to do a repair has no effect, and the installation DVD works fine on my other machine.

Could the problem be related to the boot drive (40Gb Drive) being different to to the Vista installation drive (200Gb Drive)?

A:Dual Boot, First XP Home, Then XP Pro, Finally Vista, but no Vista boot.

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Hey guys, I've been looking through the forum and found some similar posts, but wanted to make sure that I understand everything before actually proceeding. I have a HP HDX 16t which came with Vista Home Premium 64 bit. I used the Windows 7 Upgrade Disk to do a clean install of Win7 on a new partition (I only have one hard drive). I would now like to remove Vista completely. I am attaching a pic of what my Disk Management shows. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Removing Vista from Dual-Boot System Vista + Windows 7

This great new tutorial from Barefootkid will show you with pictures exactly how to accomplish this using the best partitioning tool for Win7: Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Use Option One in the tutorial and substitute your Vista partition for the 100mb boot partition he refers to there.

Read the Note as once you delete Vista partition then Resize Win7 into its disk space and mark Win7 active, you'll need to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the System MBR to Win7 and start it up.

Back up your files and a system image externally as Resizing operations can fail although we have not had one fail in a couple hundred of these operations we have helped with here.

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C:\ = Windows Vista

I created a W:\ partition, which is 30GB, and is the place for me to install Windows 7.

I boot via USB stick. Goes fine, I select partition etc. Then I reboot, and then it finishes the last stuff, and then reboots again, where it prepares the computer for the first time, running Windows 7.

Goes well, I come to the screen where it says: "Welcome", but a few seconds later it says: "Shutting down." - and reboots, and then comes to a screen where it says "Verifying DMI pool data..." and doesn't do anything more. Just sits there.
No choice to select the Vista even. Just goes straight to that message.

Now, I've tried to install it again, and booted into Vista, and still need to go into Windows 7, where it gotta finish the installation, but the same thing happens. I'm sure. I tried 3 times.

Any solution, anybody?

By the way, computer specials:

Need more information? Please say so.

Exactly what I did:

Made partition on 30GB and assigned the letter W:\.
Transferred the Windows 7, to my USB stick, and made it bootable.
Rebooted the computer, and booted from the USB stick.
Came to the Windows 7 install screen.
Installed the Windows 7 on partition W:\.
It rebooted automaticly, and then went to where I can choose wether to go on Vista or Windows 7(There was 2 Windows 7 listed, but went same place).
I chose Windows 7.
It made the final installment.
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Hello, I just installed Windows Vista on C: and I have an empty I: drive but it says HP I:, I tried to reformatted it and it was successful then I restarted my computer and I get the black screen that shows up Windows XP AND Windows Vista.

How do I get rid of the XP dual boot menu and just go directly straight on with Vista?

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I got an issue were i have to install windows 7.

Currently i have an Dell inspiron 1721 laptop with windows vista.

Problem is there is a lot of data on my machine and i dont want to format and fresh install i would like to dual boot is there a way to do this?
How would you guys suggest i do this without messing up my windows vista

What programs do i need what steps do i need to take.

I need step by step instruction due to i have never done this before thanks

Specs are :

amd athlon 64 dual core 1.9 ghz

3 gig ram

220gig drive with 118 free on hard drive

Win vista 32 bit.
Can i put windows 7 64 or do i need win 7 32 my cpu is 64 bit i believe.
Thank you for all of your help and suggestions

Edit: ps the dvd player dosen,t work but i have a usb external one will this cause any trouble?

A:I need to dual boot windows 7 with vista

Follow these illustrated steps to shrink C in Disk Management, boot Win7 installer to install there, which will configure a Dual Boot menu. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

I'd first run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to get a heads-up on any issues ahead. With 3gb RAM I would run 32 bit for best performance - 4gb is my cut off.

The drivers are in the installer or quickly updated via optional Windows Updates - put your wireless/ethernet driver on a stick just in case so you can get online to Update. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Dell Support downloads webpage for your computer model. Or from Device Manager>Device>Update Driver>Browse to the Vista partition's Windows/System 32 folder which will pick up a missing driver.

Next, I'd simply link the Vista User folders to their related Windows 7 library using this method: Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. When you open any library - Docs, Pics, Music, Video, etc. - the files will be there just like if they were on the same partition, but you save space by accessing them on the Vista HD.

If you want us to take a quick look at your configuration to make sure there are no possible pitfalls, then post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings: Screen Shots
Screenshot with Paint

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I've been getting BSoD on a very regular basis - the problem seems to occur whenever the PC is left unattended for longer than 30 mins. The PC boots very slowly and only after clicking F12 (on opening screen) to take me to boot menu. I have installed Uniblue Power Suite to clear errors, speed up the processes and assess state of drivers. Two drivers are supposedly out of date, but their replacement will not update successfully These are (1) Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controllers and (2) ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics.
RegWorks tells me I have numerous errors, but I am still waiting answers from them.
The attachment gives full details as requested, but typing in "Perfmon/report" gave zero results.
Can you help

A:Dual Boot Vista - Windows 7

Start with a hard drive test with SeaTools:
Log Name: System
Source: disk
Date: 2011-10-18T10:10:33.022
Event ID: 7
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: Gordon-PC
The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1, has a bad block.[/code]Also, open a command prompt and run:
chkdsk /r
Download the latest driver package from ATI's site and install it: support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

You might also run driver verifier: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ed-473665.html

Finally, run the three Prime95 tests: Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums

...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 6002.18484.amd64fre.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
Debug session time: Wed Oct 19 14:08:54.327 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:15:34.703
Probably caused by : pci.sys
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_3_atikmdag_IMAGE_pci.sys
BiosReleaseDate = 04/24/2009
SystemProductName = Amilo Desktop PA3415A
Built by: 6002.18484.amd64fre.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336
Debug session time: Tue Oct 18 12:49:48.839 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:43:53.246
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
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Ok so my origional operating system was windows 2000? So i partitioned the drive and made room for vista. Installed on that partition and now i dont have an option to boot into 2000. Theres no option to boot into 2000. Any ideas, i tried EasyBCD but i kept getting NTLDR errors?

A:Windows vista dual boot?

Originally Posted by Kidfork

Ok so my origional operating system was windows 2000? So i partitioned the drive and made room for vista. Installed on that partition and now i dont have an option to boot into 2000. Theres no option to boot into 2000. Any ideas, i tried EasyBCD but i kept getting NTLDR errors?

recover windows 2000 with the install cd and that will get your OS back, now you will have a problem with booting to vista, you need to then put your vista dvd in and fix your booting sequence from there, works like a charm

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I am attempting to partition my hard drive so I can dual boot Vista and Windows 7. Ive tried to partition my hd once before and it said it couldn't be formatted completely, after about 96% complete..So now I don't know what to do..On my C: drive it says I have 217.83gb NTSF..It says healthy (system, boot, page file, active, primary partition) it also has a Recovery side which is (E:) 15.00gb healthy (primary partition) then it has 55mb (healthy, EISA configuration)..how much should I shrink the volume for Windows 7?? All I did the first time was shrink what it had in the 'how much do you want to shrink box..Which I knew was more than 40gb that Windows 7 can run on comfortably, so I was told..I don't know what I did wrong but obviously it was something..Can anybody help me?? Thanks in Advance.. WH

A:Want to Dual Boot Vista with Windows 7

Partition Wizard is a free partition utility that could help you, get the Home Edition.http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

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