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Windows 7: Dual Boot - Vista 64 / Win7 64 - winloader.exe error


19 Aug 2009   #1

Vista 64
 
 
[RESOLVED] Dual Boot - Vista64 / Win7 64 winloader.exe

I have 3 hdd's.

1 x 160GB (SATA)
- Partition: ~149GB - Win Vista64

1 x 300GB (SATA)
- Partition: ~220GB - MISC
- Partition: ~58.5GB - Windows 7 64

1x 1TB (SATA)
- Partition: ~931GB - Games


I ended up taking my 300GB drive, created a logical partition, then booted into the Windows 7 dvd I have. (win 7 - 7100?, straight off ms)

Firstly, it takes about a couple minutes just to load the files. Then once it finally gets to the splash* screen and the cursor appears.....it 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 (40minutes maybe)...

After everything installs when I go to choose the Windows 7 option on the boot menu, I get this black SOD
\Windows\system32\winloader.exe error 0xc000000D
Something about the file being missing or corrupt.

I took my Windows 7 disk, and entered command prompt through recovery tools (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 with the partition letters and the file DOES exist.

Heres the result when I run bcdedit in vista.
Quote:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Ryan>bcdedit
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}
{current}
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 3 different sources on 3 different DVD's to see if perhaps I had a bad image (1 x microsoft/2 x torrent), but that's not the case.
I've tried setting the path's again through bcdedit 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.

Yes, they all show up on the BIOS post, yes it recognizes the 300GB drive in the setup without extra drivers. The only hdd it needs extra drivers for to see is my 1TB, but I'm not using that for the Windows 7 installation.

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

You are installing Windows 7 on the logical partition correct?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2009   #3

Vista 64
 
 

Yes, it is a logical partition.

Screenie
http://rfiles.com/files/disks.jpg
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyanEricW View Post
Yes, it is a logical partition.

Screenie
http://rfiles.com/files/disks.jpg
That might be the issue...I am no expert in paritioning but I believe that Windows 7 needs to be in a primary partition (I think...) and be set to active...

Hopefully someone with more experience in this field can help you here...I might do some research on this
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Actually why did to make it a logical partition to begin with?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2009   #6

Vista 64
 
 

I left the default settings for the disk manager when I created the partition. I will delete the partition and see if I can format it as an active/primary partition.
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Update: Windows disk manager doesn't allow me to make any such changes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyanEricW View Post
I left the default settings for the disk manager when I created the partition. I will delete the partition and see if I can format it as an active/primary partition.
try that and then reinstall Windows 7 on it...post back your results
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2009   #8

Vista 64
 
 

I downloaded I believe it was "paragon partition tools"? or something as such and it let me change the partition to a primary one. I'm just wondering if I have to make it an active partition as well or if that is reserved for the main OS of the system or something...
As we speak it is installing on my main machine (im on my network "server" computer which is next to mine). I will update once it is done installing.

I'm starting to wonder if it takes forever to install because it can't read my 1TB drive and maybe its causing Windows 7 installer to run slower than usual. Taking 10 minutes for the setup screen to show up is quite ridiculous...
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Update:
Looks like changing it to a primary partition (which took 2 seconds), resolved this problem I've been having for 3 days. LOL...
Anyhow thank you for your help, now I need to figure out how to create a independent partition to manage the loading of my OS' s instead of using VISTA's boot manager to handle all my OS's.
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