Winload.exe not loading.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by wecwec, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. wecwec

    wecwec New Member

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    Systems boots to a screen that says something like $windows.~bt\windows\system32\winload.exe

    then suggests it is missing and i install win 7(32) disk and run repair.

    Repair does not find any errors.

    If i click on continue at body of welcome screen, computer goes to a new screen and gives me an option to run windows vista, i run that, and computer boots into windows 7, and seems to run fine.

    This was an upgrade from vista

    what is wrong, why do i get this screen, and how do i correct the problem?
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I would say your BCD store is messsed up. Try starting an administrative command prompt and type bcdedit. Then take a snipping tool capture if it an post as an attachment. If any personal information is included, use the pencil tool to cover it up.

    A startup repair should find the error.
     
  3. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    I could be wrong but when you upgrade from Vista I don't think there is an option to go back to it.

    It appears your upgrade was not successful?

    Do you have your important files backed up? If so, you probably need to do a clean/custom install.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Yes, an upgrade is not recommended, but I think you have a virus.

    I'd suggest a complete virus scan.
     

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