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#1 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 01:32 PM

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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#2 OFFLINE   crp

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:25 PM

first off, are you sure you didn't switch to/from UEFI?
did you do already see https://appuals.com/...ror-0xc0000001/
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 10:24 AM

In your linux thread you said this

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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...dell-pc?lang=en
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