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Windows 7: Winload.exe Status: 0xc0000428 dualboot XP

28 Mar 2011   #1

windows seven x64, windows xp x86
Winload.exe Status: 0xc0000428 dualboot XP

hello mates, my first post here.

ok, let's start.

After a power loss, my computer restarted and i get the error on windows 7.

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000428

info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

first thing i did is , put the Seven dvd , try to repair. (not solved)
2nd° easy bcd and fix the boot. (not solved)
3rd° Load windows XP on the boot screen , go to google , and then i find this.

problem dualboot vista and 7 winload.exe error

this guy has the same problem as me , but he's with windows Vista and seven.

i've looked at the replies and i find this.

"In Vista, open an elevated command prompt, Type( or copy and paste these if you like).

cd /d f:\windows\system32

then press enter

bcdboot f:\windows /s c:

then press enter.

Close command prompt.

Restart the pc.

ok , lets do it on windows xp , just change the partition letters F ( seven ) to c ( seven ) and c: (vista) to h: (XP)

but , when i finish the prompt thing , i get the error.

bcdboot.exe is not a valid win32 bla bla bla , the well known compatibility error.

and now is the question , how do i fix this problem , without formating the system?


ps: my seven partition is C:
and my XP partition is H:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2011   #2

windows seven x64, windows xp x86

ok , i will try it.
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28 Mar 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

It won't fix it automatically

Yes, you use bcdboot for that.

It is on the 7 dvd.

Boot it up, got to command prompt, type


lis vol

(find your windows 7 drive letter and active partition driveletter - they may be different from how you see them in windows )


bcdboot <yourwin7driveletter>: /s <activepartitiondriveletter>:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Mar 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Startup repair doesn't fix the issue with Vista/7 the op described.

Presumably because ms didn't program it to do so.

This is not that issue, however, it appears there is damage to either bootmgr, or winload itself.

If the op follows my posting - we will find out which.
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01 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

thx a lot SIW2 ,love u so much
i ve already taken so much time on this problem
now solved becuz of u
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 Winload.exe Status: 0xc0000428 dualboot XP

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