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Windows 7: Digital Signature Error oxc0000428

31 May 2013   #1
mot76

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Digital Signature Error oxc0000428

Hello, I'm new to this forum. Excuse me if this was posted before. I recently upgraded from Vista x32 to 7 x64. I'm getting the error stating, windows can't verify the digital signature for this file, winload.exe. status 0xc0000428. The computer will not boot unless I have the windows disk in the cd drive. THen, everything is ok. I tried just about everything that I found but, the same old thing. My question is, why does it boot to windows with the disk installed whereas the disk has the same files that were installed on my hard drive? I never had this issue with Vista. I even re installed win7 to see if that made a difference but it didn't. I tried bcdedit, bootrec, sfc /scannow, disable integrity checks, starting in safe mode, etc. If I keep the windows disk out, when booting, and after getting the error screen, it asks if I want to boot to Vista, which I don't even have. I deleted the windows.old folder. I have all the updates installed. Could this be a bug in windows 7 or is there something I'm missing. I'm willing to try anything. Thanks


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01 Jun 2013   #2
mot76

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Here's a snapshot of my boot manager.


Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {1f8184a2-14de-11df-9734-f08c6d8c50b0}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 10
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Home Premium (recovered)
locale en-US
loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
recoverysequence {75d2b361-c969-11e2-a50c-bf5993988f32}
recoveryenabled Yes
nointegritychecks Yes
testsigning Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {052f62a8-c948-11e2-a7a7-806e6f6e6963}


The boot manager says device= D: whereas the boot loader says device= C:.
Is that the way it's supposed to be? My windows is loaded on my C drive. I do have a D drive, but's a slave drive. My two cd drives are labeled A and B. My boot order is: B drive(CD) and then C drive(HDD)
I made a recovery disc and leave it in drive B so I can start windows. Any thoughts here?
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02 Jun 2013   #3
Ben050

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mot76 View Post
Hello, I'm new to this forum. Excuse me if this was posted before. I recently upgraded from Vista x32 to 7 x64. I'm getting the error stating, windows can't verify the digital signature for this file, winload.exe. status 0xc0000428. The computer will not boot unless I have the windows disk in the cd drive. THen, everything is ok. I tried just about everything that I found but, the same old thing. My question is, why does it boot to windows with the disk installed whereas the disk has the same files that were installed on my hard drive? I never had this issue with Vista. I even re installed win7 to see if that made a difference but it didn't. I tried bcdedit, bootrec, sfc /scannow, disable integrity checks, starting in safe mode, etc. If I keep the windows disk out, when booting, and after getting the error screen, it asks if I want to boot to Vista, which I don't even have. I deleted the windows.old folder. I have all the updates installed. Could this be a bug in windows 7 or is there something I'm missing. I'm willing to try anything. Thanks
Needs be to downgraded to Vista.
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02 Jun 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

mot76,

Try a repair install

Repair
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02 Jun 2013   #5
mot76

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

If I use one of these repair programs, will my original product key work to reactivate windows? I did try an upgrade again while in windows with my windows 7 dvd. Is that didn't than what you're suggesting?
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02 Jun 2013   #6
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Yes, your key will still work.
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02 Jun 2013   #7
mot76

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Hi Dude, I downloaded the win 7 home premium sp1 (media refresh) and it said it was corrupt when I tried to run it. I see there's other versions that have either media refresh, old u or rtm listed at the end of their file. Which one would I be using?
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02 Jun 2013   #8
mot76

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I also downloaded the win7 home premium sp1 (old) and it says it's an invalid file when trying to burn it. Any suggestions?
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03 Jun 2013   #9
mot76

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

When I unzip the iso file, the only thing I get is a readme file and one that says, bootable_noEmulation. That's showing a size of 4kb. The original download was about 2gb. And that took a good hour to download. Something's not right here.
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03 Jun 2013   #10
problemshredder

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

this is likely to be problem with windows bootloader. somehow, the bootloader got messed up after the upgrade. this link might help :
Error 0XC0000428 at startup – Steps to fix error 0XC0000428 effectively_CheeseSoft Official Blog
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