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Windows 7: Fresh Installation not Booting


11 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Fresh Installation not Booting

Hello All,

I installed Win 7 x64 on my PC which was running Win XP SP3 x64 without any problems.

I formatted my drive and did a clean install. After install my sytem wont boot and it says
File: ntoskrnl.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windoes cannot verify the digital signature for this file.
My BIOS is the latest for my Gigabyte G31M-ES2C and I formatted the complete hard drive before install using GParted. I have cleared my CMOS memory and I tried reinstalling and repairing the system too. I checked my TwinMos 2GB RAM for errors and it is fine too. I have two hard drives both SATA WDC caviar blue 250gb (master) and 160gb(slave).

I still cant figure of why this happens. Does someone has a method to solve it and get my system running again.

-Insoft

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11 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Insoft and welcome to SF!
The error code indicates that the issue is related to file corruption. Just to add to what you have dont to fix this, most likely a Repair installation would take care of this problem.
You can also try to press F8 during the boot process and then select the option "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement"
Otherwise you should follow the repair steps to do a restore or to copy the file from a known good location.
If there are bad sectors on your hard disk, then running CHKDSK /R from the command prompt would also fix this as it did for you.
Let us know the results.
Hope that helps.
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11 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First remove your SLAVE HD.

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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11 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
First remove your SLAVE HD.

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Hello Insoft, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you are trying to install Windows 7 from the XP desktop, that may be why you're getting that specific error.

Do as has been suggested by theog and wipe secure erase the target HDD after you have backed-up everything you need to save, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to do a clean install I'm going to add the information below as you may find some of it useful.


Have a look at Step One of the Optimize tutorial below; after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to do the wipe secure erase to the HDD / SSD and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Whether you use diskpart to run either the clean all command to completely wipe a HDD / SSD or just the clean command to remove the format configuration data and don't use diskpart to create at least a single partition to do the installation to, letting the Windows installer do the format, the new Windows 7 System Reserved partition will be automatically issued, if you want to make your own decision whether this partition is added, study these two (2) options below.
  • If you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the clean all then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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11 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried all methods above and didnt work. Then I tried secure erase and installed the OS again. Now I get winload.exe 0xc0000428 error.
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11 Jun 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Where did you get your Windows 7 from?
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11 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just tried restarting now it is CI.dll . I am using a CD from my company. We have a few unused licenses. I used the same disk for another computer and its working.
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11 Jun 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You did this Step One completely and it didn't help.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


... and you followed Method One of this one to boot the Windows 7 installation DVD?

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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11 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Insoft View Post
I just tried restarting now it is CI.dll . I am using a CD from my company. We have a few unused licenses. I used the same disk for another computer and its working.

It sounds as a hardware issue
...
Download Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD) to be sure.
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11 Jun 2011   #10

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Shot in the Dark

I see you have two HDisks. Did you disconnect the one that was not the target (boot disk)? I always disconnect the extra disks until I get the OS installed. Did I say alsways? Yesterday I loaded one up and did not disconnect the extra disks and the install put the 100mb system partition on one disk and loaded the system files to the target. It done some really wierd things. I noticed the problem and unhooked every disk except the target cleaned it off and the load went great.
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