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winload.efi error warning on W7 boot up.

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After a recent update my W7 pc refused to boot with a blck screen and a "winload.efi" error. Seems that the files signature or the file is corrupted.

 

I tried using the W7 install disk to repair the fault. I got a command line up and entered,

 

BOOTREC/FIXMBR

BOOTREC/FIXBOOT

 

which both suggested they had completed OK

 

then entered,

 

BOOTREC/REBUILDBCD

 

which told me everything was OK but it also told me there were no window os installed.

 

Can anyone offer any insight to my problem.

 

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In your linux thread you said this

I dual boot Arch and W7 on a GPT UEFI set up.
So you shouldn't be using BOOTREC/FIXMBR if the hd is partitioned GPT.

 

Perhaps this article, under Windows 7 will help. Note: I've never used GPT. I don't run Win 10 and all my boot hard drives are way under 1TB.

https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln300987/how-to-repair-the-efi-bootloader-on-a-gpt-hdd-for-windows-7-8-8-1-and-10-on-your-dell-pc?lang=en

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