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Windows 7: Unable to boot, error 0xc0000428


09 Oct 2012   #11

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dir /ahs c:\boot\bcd

output as well

Sorry i didn't see it!
dir c:\boot\bcd
gave output... file is there.


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09 Oct 2012   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In Windows 7 recovery environment:
Code:
c:
attrib -h -s bootmgr
ren bootmgr bootmgr.old
If both commands succeed succesfully bootmgr file c:\bootmgr isn't there anymore. But it's there with name bootmgr.old (just to keep it)

Now reboot to recovery environment again and perform a startup repair. Your winload.exe and bootmgr are out of sync for some unknown reason. Startup repair puts a fresh copy of bootmgr on C. Try to boot normally afterwards

What did you do just prior to problem appeared? such problem can appear if you install win8
You'r using a Windows 7 install dvd or Windows 7 system repair disk... correct? Did you rename bootmgr already?
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09 Oct 2012   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Yes, I am using a Windows 7 install disk. I just now renamed the bootmgr to bootmgr.old and tried the startup repair - it said it successfully repaired the bootmgr file. I'm still greeted with the same error (0xc0000428) for the same file (\Windows\system32\winload.exe).

Now, though, hitting Enter to continue past the error screen will at least take me to the Windows Boot Manager (screenshot attached). But hitting either Enter or F8 at this screen takes me back to the error page.

Here's the backstory of how the computer crashed in the first place:
I was moving a file from the C: drive to an external hard drive when it originally blue-screened. Unfortunately, I didn't note the exact error here. But upon restarting,
I was presented with error 0xc0000225 and still unable to boot. I got my installation disk and tried the automatic repair tool,
but it didn't find any issues. I followed some tips in this thread:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

and decided to try these instructions posted in it for repairing the BCD.
Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

I believe I successfully rebuilt the BCD store, based on this article and my interactions with the command line:
How To Rebuild the BCD in Windows

At this point, I had reached the 0xc0000428 error page and have been unable to get past it.


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10 Oct 2012   #14

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"I was moving a file from the C: drive to an external hard drive when it originally blue-screened. Unfortunately, I didn't note the exact error here."=>just a for Windows 7 unimportant file? So not a dll or exe?

Code:
chkdsk/f c:
No errors? if errors and repaired.. run it again. No errors now?
Code:
bootsect /nt60  C: /force
bootsect /nt60 C: /force /mbr
Now you have a fresh mbr and a fresh volume boot record. Commands succeed succefully?
Code:
attrib -h -s  c:\bootmgr
del  c:\bootmgr
attrib -h -s  c:\boot\bcd
del  c:\boot\bcd
Now bootmenu and bootmgr are gone. All commands work?
Now reboot form the dvd and do Startup Repair
do it 3 times with boots in between!

Tip
Sometimes it may take running a startup repair (3) separate times with restarting the computer after each time before it fully fixes the startup issue.

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10 Oct 2012   #15

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Did you move C-partition with any partition tools?

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225


Means normally that it can't find the partition with the operation system. Reason can be:
-you changed th disk signature (very unlikely)
-you moved the OS-partition. (The start-point of the partition changed)

Did Status: 0xc0000225 also say it was referring to \boot\bcd?
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15 Oct 2012   #16

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Hey Kaktussoft,

I was out of town these last few days, I will be trying out your most recent suggestions later tonight. I will update this post with results. Thank you very much for all your help!
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31 Dec 2012   #17

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Hey Kaktussoft,

I apologize for the huge delay in updating this thread, I really hope you're still available to take a look at the issues.

So I ran all the commands from your last set of suggestions (post #14):

Quote:
Code:
chkdsk/f c:
No errors? if errors and repaired.. run it again. No errors now?
Code:
bootsect /nt60  C: /force
bootsect /nt60 C: /force /mbr
Now you have a fresh mbr and a fresh volume boot record. Commands succeed succefully?
Code:
attrib -h -s  c:\bootmgr
del  c:\bootmgr
attrib -h -s  c:\boot\bcd
del  c:\boot\bcd
Now bootmenu and bootmgr are gone. All commands work?
And yes, all the commands worked. I then ran Startup Repair from the DVD three times with a complete reboot in between. The auto-repair found an issue the first time, then nothing the second and third.

So now, my computer boots into the Windows 7 System Recovery Options dialog - even without the recovery DVD inserted (I'm definitely booting from my HDD). Startup Repair finds no issues here, but I am stuck booting into the Recovery Options. In the "choose a recovery tool" menu, it does at least say:

"Operating system: Windows 7 Enterprise (recovered) on (C: ) Local Disk"

To answer your questions from post #15 -

Quote:
Did you move C-partition with any partition tools?

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225

Means normally that it can't find the partition with the operation system. Reason can be:
-you changed th disk signature (very unlikely)
-you moved the OS-partition. (The start-point of the partition changed)

Did Status: 0xc0000225 also say it was referring to \boot\bcd?
I have not moved the C-partition in several years. And unfortunately I am not sure if my original error code, Status: 0xc0000225 said it was referring to \boot\bcd. I neglected to record that but am hoping it's insignificant since that error code has long passed.

Do you have any further suggestions? Thanks again!
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01 Jan 2013   #18

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It boots to recovery environment form disk. Quite normal if it finds an error on boot. Do following commands as well

Code:
bcdedit/enum all
Post screenshot. Most likely a few
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18 Jan 2013   #19

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

Here's the output from
Code:
bcdedit/enum all
I don't see any error messages in it, but I could easily be missing something? Anyway, there are two screenshots to capture the full output.


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20 Jan 2013   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doughnut View Post
Here's the output from
Code:
bcdedit/enum all
I don't see any error messages in it, but I could easily be missing something? Anyway, there are two screenshots to capture the full output.
bcdedit output is fine. System tries to boot to "Windows 7 enterprise". That fails so it recovers to windows recovery environment.

What error message if you boot normally? Force a normal boot
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