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Windows 7: Error on installing Windows 7 on separate partition

01 Jan 2010   #1

 
 
Error on installing Windows 7 on separate partition

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional on a system with the 2nd hard drive partition.. Windows XP is already installed on the first partition. When I try to install Windows 7 Pro it extracts the files fine but gives me this error on rebooting:
File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000d

The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I've purchased four Win 7 Pro license keys from MS and sucessfully loaded Windows 7 Pro on three computers using the DVD (downloaded from digitalrivers) w/o any problems.
HELP!!
TIA
Ted

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01 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tdbear View Post
I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional on a system with the 2nd hard drive partition.. Windows XP is already installed on the first partition. When I try to install Windows 7 Pro it extracts the files fine but gives me this error on rebooting:
File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000d

The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I've purchased four Win 7 Pro license keys from MS and sucessfully loaded Windows 7 Pro on three computers using the DVD (downloaded from digitalrivers) w/o any problems.
HELP!!
TIA
Ted
Hi ted and welcome

maybe the dvd was scrathed in the las install. Maybe this computer needs a driver the others didnt. Can you download it from DR again?

Ken J+
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01 Jan 2010   #3

 
 
Wrror on installing Windows 7 on separate partition.

Thanks for the suggestions....
The DVD looks perfect; no scratches or 'dings.' Immediately after d/l'ing it from digitalrivers I made a second copy (as an archive) and tried that copy as well. Same problem.
I wouldn't think that drivers would be a problem since they're installed AFTER the Windows 7 OS install finishes.
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01 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tdbear View Post
I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional on a system with the 2nd hard drive partition.. Windows XP is already installed on the first partition. When I try to install Windows 7 Pro it extracts the files fine but gives me this error on rebooting:
File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000d
The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I've purchased four Win 7 Pro license keys from MS and sucessfully loaded Windows 7 Pro on three computers using the DVD (downloaded from digitalrivers) w/o any problems.
HELP!!
TIA
Ted
Not sure if but I had a similiar issue when I installed Windows 7. Some of the files went to my D: Drive for some reason which is a seperate HD (not Partitioned) > To solve the problem I actually had to disconnect my HD for Win to install. NAfter all went well I just plugged my D: drive in and rebooted. Not sure if this solves your problem but it is some information.
Iggy
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01 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you tried booting from the DVD to install? If so, try running installer from XP.

Did you format the partition primary NTFS before running installer from XP? If so, delete formatting and let installer auto-format.

When booting from DVD, select Custom install then Drive Options to delete and format partitiion again before install.

Next try removing all but 2gb of RAM.

Check BIOS setup for SATA controller settings. Try AHCI first, then IDE. Make sure PlugNPlay is enabled. If all fails to here, clear CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Check for newer BIOS version on mobo Support Downloads website.

Do you have a second HDD to install upon? Boot the DVD to format HD before install. If not, try running from XP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #6

 
 

Thanks to all..
I'm now pretty sure it's a hardware issue with this particular computer. I installed the same 250GB hard drive (partitioned and formatted into two identical partitions using Paragon Partition Manager) in a different computer, installed XP on the first partition and Windows 7 Pro on the second w/o any problem.
I've replaced the HDD in the "problem" computer, after deleting, recreating & formatting the partitions. It's now a question of WHAT hardware <sigh> is causing this issue. I've swapped out the RAM and will try this first, followed (if not successful) by replacing the CD/DVD drive.
As you suggested, gregrocker, I'll visit the MB mfgr's site (Gigabyte) and see if there's a BIOS update. Hadn't thought of that!
Again, tks to all and I'll report what I find.
Ted
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01 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you check to see if the Windows 7 would start up when you moved it back to the problem computer?

XP would require a booted CD repair install to reacclimate to the new hardware, but Windows 7 often will swap out all the drivers and only need a few restarts to be running fine.

If not Paragon Adaptive Restore can be pointed at the drive and get both OS running on the new hardware.

I've done this a dozen times when DVD wouldn't boot and troubleshooting was spinning it's wheels. Takes a lot less time and frustration.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2010   #8

 
 

For gregrocker, yes, I can install Windows 7 fine on the "problem computer" so long as I install it on a single (simple) partitioned drive.
It's gotta be something "stupid" I'm doing (or forgetting to do) that's causing this problem. I pulled a new 250GB HDD & installed it in a different computer, formatted it as a single NTFS partition and installed XP Pro on that partition. I then ran Paragon Partition Manager and created a second 100GB partition, again formatting it as NTFS. I booted from the Windows 7 Pro DVD and all went well until the reboot and AGAIN that damned black screen with the error msg:
File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000d
The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

So it's not a hardware problem after all. <Sigh>
Now if I just install Windows 7 Pro on a HDD with a single partition (using the same DVD) it installs perfectly!
I'm fairly 'computer literate' but I'd sure appreciate any insight to this (to me) odd and annoying problem!
TIA
Ted
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Don't format the second partition with your partition manager, instead use Windows 7 DVD Custom Drive Options to format.

If it still will not install, pull HD out of the problem computer and place it back in the other computer to install Windows 7.

When you return the newly installed Windows 7 to problem computer, drivers should switch out with several restart requests. If it won't start, use Paragon Adaptive Restore linked above to make it work on new hardware.

XP should not be affected if you dont' try to start it on the other computer at all. It will not know it ever left problem computer (requires Repair Install from boot otherwise).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2010   #10

 
 

Thanks again for all your advice/help.

I did as you suggested: formatting the second partition using the Win 7 DVD. Got the same error msg installing Win 7 on that partition. Everything goes well until the reboot after which it give me the black screen of death <sigh>

Since this occurs with two different computers and two different HDD's, it's becoming more apparent that it's a software/boot file problem and NOT a hardware or computer-related issue.

The frustrating thing is that I've done several of these dual boot (Win XP Pro and Win 7 Professional) installations in the past w/o any problems. Why now? It's gotta be something I'm forgetting or doing wrong during the partitioning/installation.

Has anyone else got this error while trying to install Win 7 on a seperate partition with XP Pro?

(Black screen/white text right after first reboot when installing Win 7)

File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000d

The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

Ted
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