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Windows 7: How to fix MBR and install Windows 7

06 Mar 2012   #1
LanguidLegend

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
How to fix MBR and install Windows 7

I am trying to install W7 Ultimate 64-bit on my new custom built system. So basically the installation works all the way up until after the first reboot when it tries to log into Windows for the first time - I keep getting a Windows Boot Manager error (at least lately I have been) stating that winload.exe is missing or corrupt, as shown below (except error code is 0x0000000e). However repairing Windows startup doesn't seem to work.


So I have tried multiple times to re-install (even using different discs and using the bootrec command), but all I end up getting is a longer list of W7 duplicates to choose from on bootup, all of which give the same exact error.

DISKPART:


BCDEDIT:
Code:
X:\Sources>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {default}
resumeobject            {04c1d2f6-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
displayorder            {default}
                        {04c1d2f5-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
                        {04c1d2f1-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
                        {04c1d2ed-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
                        {04c1d2e9-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
                        {04c1d2e7-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 3

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {default}
device                  unknown
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                unknown
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {04c1d2f6-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
nx                      OptIn
detecthal               Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {04c1d2f5-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
device                  unknown
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                unknown
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {04c1d2f4-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
nx                      OptIn
detecthal               Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {04c1d2f1-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
device                  unknown
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {04c1d2f2-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                unknown
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {04c1d2f0-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {04c1d2ed-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
device                  unknown
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {04c1d2ee-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                unknown
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {04c1d2ec-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {04c1d2e9-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
device                  unknown
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {04c1d2ea-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                unknown
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {04c1d2e8-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {04c1d2e7-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
device                  unknown
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                unknown
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {04c1d2e6-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
nx                      OptIn
detecthal               Yes
Now here's a little more info on my system:
I was (previous to my screenshots) running both of the listed 60GB hard drives on as a RAID 0 setup (yes, I changed the BIOS settings and loaded the appropriate driver during W7 installation to allow the 120GB RAID drive to be detected). The 1TB listed is my backup/storage drive.

My ultimate goal here is to remove those faulty Windows installations as bootup options and successfully install Windows 7 onto my 120GB RAID drive.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

E is probably a usb stick. Not necessary at all now. D is cd/dvd not needed as well.

Bootmgr is on C (see screenshots and bcd output). your bootmgr is an external dsik now. That's not what you want I assume?!
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06 Mar 2012   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

bcdedit/delete {04c1d2f5-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
bcdedit/delete {04c1d2f1-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
bcdedit/delete {04c1d2ed-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
bcdedit/delete {04c1d2e9-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
bcdedit/delete {04c1d2e7-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b}
--------------
resumeobject {04c1d2f6-6523-11e1-b4da-ea97e217693b} does not exist!
Was that the full output of bcdedit /enum all you posted?
All boot entries point to an unknown device, so don't work at all.
That's why winload.exe isn't found.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

How did you create the raid set?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
How did you create the raid set?
Did you create the raid set like this? Installing Hardware RAID on Windows 7
especially interested if you did steps 19 to 21
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, wipe the target HD with Clean command: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then install to a partition you create during install: Clean Install Windows 7

I would not install WIn7 to RAID as it doesn't much like it. It's also dated technology which isn't even redundant unless mirrored. Use WIn7 backup imaging saved to a data HD.

Are you installing from USB flash stick. Reformat with Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.
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