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Windows 7: Windows Cannot

09 Jun 2011   #1
cgbozz37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Cannot

I recently just swapped cases of a computer i had running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 and upon boot i receive this error

"C:\Windows\system32\winload.exe

Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source."

after this appears i hit enter and it gives me the option to select OS but it only lists Windows Vista (recovered) and no Windows 7.

And when i hit F8 it sends me back to the original error screen.

No hardware has changed since swapping over all components to new case and the Windows 7 was an upgrade version from Windows Vista.

I am lost on what to do and any help would be appreciated.


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09 Jun 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

Boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair Console or Repair CD, see if it discovers an installation and accept any offered Repair, click through to Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly. System Repair Disc - Create

If this fails try booting into Vista, post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings. Screenshot with Paint If Vista won't boot use free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Try marking Win7 partition Active in Vista Disk Mgmt if it is not, or if using PW CD click on Win7 HD to Modify>Set to Active then from Disk Tab run Rebuild MBR.

If Win7 won't start boot back into DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots on Active Win7 partition.

Let us know how this goes.
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09 Jun 2011   #3
cgbozz37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When i insert the disc into repair it wont recognize the disk

It wont boot into vista

Downloading Partition Wizard now i will get back with how it goes
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10 Jun 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

What disk are you using to attempt repairs? What error appears, or how else does it fail?

Can you access either OS via Safe Mode?
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10 Jun 2011   #5
cgbozz37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am able to enter bios screen, the error screen and the two other screens mentioned above that loop me back to the original error screen.

Unless there is a way to enter safe mode that i am unaware of then no.

I have tried both disk to repair and it appears to not recognize either disk
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10 Jun 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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10 Jun 2011   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

How many hard drives do you have? Did you maybe mix them up or plug them into a different SATA port than they were connected to originally.
Filling in your complete system specs would help.
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10 Jun 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

You may need to enter BIOS setup to set the correct HD and/or your DVD/CD drive to boot first in order, or trigger the DVD/Repair CD using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key. Partition Wizard will autostart itself.

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
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11 Jun 2011   #9
cgbozz37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im sure i have done that update. I do all of them that it recommended to me but i have no way of telling at the moment

And i may have plugged it into in to a different SATA slot which would make a lot of sense because the only component change was the case. Is there any way to know where i had it? I assume i will have to just try every slot.

I don;t know every component its been a while since i built it

EVGA 780i MOBO
OCZ DDR2 6400 4GB
GALAXY 460 FERMI DDR5 756MB
INTEL Quad Core 2.63GHz
74Gb WD Raptor HDD (Primary)
500Gb WD
1TB WD Green
H50 Cpu Cooler
Sony DVD Drives
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11 Jun 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

For Sata ports Take a look at page 29 of manual.

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