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Windows 7: Dual Boot Vista 64 / Win 7 64

17 Aug 2009   #1

Vista 64
Dual Boot Vista 64 / Win 7 64

I've been going at this all day searching, trial and error, and it's all very frustrating at this point.
I use a custom bootloader for my vista 64 to trick it to be activated (not sure your policy on discussing this). But now I wanted to try Windows 7 since it has been released in the RC status (because I had aquaintances try 7000 beta, and no one liked it). So I want to have it on my machine to tinker with and test it out.
I ended up taking my 300GB drive, and removing about 60GB from it, creating a logical partition, formatting it, then booted into the Windows 7 dvd I have. (win 7 - 7600)
Firstly, it takes about a couple minutes just to load the files. Then once it finally gets to the splash* screen and the cursor 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 (30minutes maybe), and by then it overwrites my bootloader for my VISTA installation (so its not activated anymore), and it shows WIN 7, and below that Vista 64.
When I go to choose the Windows 7 option, I get this black SOD
\Windows\system32\winloader.exe error 0xc000000D
Something about the file being missing or corrupt.

I took my disk, and entered command prompt (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 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
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
resumeobject {e1043224-8aed-11de-9058-d11f80b880c8}
displayorder {default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {default}
device partition=Y:
path \Windows\System32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=Y:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e1043224-8aed-11de-9058-d11f80b880c8}
nx OptIn
detecthal Yes
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Vista - 64 bit
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {fb585640-deec-11dd-9abd-e055351ad8d4}
nx OptIn
I've tried two different sources on two different DVD's to see if perhaps I had a bad image, but that's not the case.
I've tried setting the path's again to make sure there was no data corruption in the settings, and that was not successful either...

So when I need to figure is out why it tells me the file "winloader.exe" is missing or corrupt, when in fact it is pointing to the right harddrive, on the right partition, on the right location.

I have VISTA 64 on my primary SATA HDD with no other partitions.
Then I have another 300GB SATA HDD, which has two partitions: 1 - misc, 2 - Windows 7.

Yes, they all show up on the BIOS post, yes it recognizes both drives in the setup without extra drivers. I've tried google, and there was only two listings I seen with similar problems. One ended with a random "Tech" flaming the poster saying its basically retarded to run both os's on the same HDD (which I'm not and still have the same problem), and telling the person to go buy another hdd. The other listing has no responses...

winloader exe error 0xc000000D on install restart

I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight to what to do now. I'm a bit lost and hopefully someone knows something more than I do on this haha.

Thanks in advance

My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Aug 2009   #2


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2009   #3

Vista 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
lol? Did I do or say something dumb? :S
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Aug 2009   #4



This is not a warez site. Beware the wwood stick.

MS has provided a method for "tinkering" with Windows 7 that works rather well. There was no need for you to attempt to steal it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2009   #5

Vista 64

So no one knows how to do this...?
Merely need to know how to dual boot the two.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2009   #6


I know how to solve this. Many members at SF know how to solve this. The ONLY solution any of us will provide you is 1-800-MICROSOFT.

You have two days remaining to download a legal copy of Windows 7 that will work until Spring 2010.

This is not a warez site. Este no es un warez sitio. Ce n'est pas un warez site. Dies ist nicht eine Warez Site. Αυτό δεν είναι warez τοποθεσία. Questo non un sito stupida. これは warez サイトではない。 Este no um local de warez. Это не в случае сайта. Bu bir warez yeri değil. 这不是一个网站。 이는 와레즈 사이트.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2009   #7

Vista 64

Don't understand what you mean by "warez", but microsoft dl links do not work for me, unless you can provide a dl link from microsoft I am not able to dl it from them. You're being really rude btw.
For some reason maybe I was at the wrong place on the microsoft site before because now I found that simple way to dl + the key on the website. I wish I would've found that before I used my last 2 dvd's :S. Usually I just torrent files like that because they're the same thing just easier to find sometimes.
I noticed the version number is 7100?
Also, do you think the torrent versions I downloaded were corrupt?
Dl'ing 2MB a second!
Update 2:
After burning, formatting, re-installing, I get the same error when I try to load windows 7. Vista boots fine, just have this problem with the windows 7 OS for some reason :S.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2009   #8

7 x64/ Back-Track 4

Well... im guessing 1. You find a better... ahem torrent site... 2. I (i will admit it) have recevied many infractions due to me advocating illegality of software/ pirate-ation(sp?) And jst stop lol. This is a 100% LEGIT website... No illegal sh*t will b posted here(pardon the language.) So but you could try downloading the Windows 7 bete legally then we could help ya :P And DLing fast doesnt mean its corrupt... I get max download speed frm a russia based server owned and operated by a friend of my dads. A 4 GB file = Downloadeed in like.. 13 minutes. Max DL ownage. And once again... No Illegal crap will be here..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Aug 2009   #9

Vista 64

Nothing I have is illegal now, but I still have the same problem :S...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Aug 2009   #10


Now that you are in compliance with forum policy, please restate your problem. It is likely a better idea to close this thread and start a new one. You have noticed that you are/were being ignored due to the illegal activity that you described.

Also, search this site for a tutorial on creating a bootable USB with the Windows 7 installation DVD/iso.

Rude? I was being nice about it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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