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Trying to fix winload.exe missing or corrupt


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#1 Leon.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:09 PM

so i was doing windows update and it took forever and after my computer restarted it said that like 90% of the updates failed to install( and there was like 100 or more it downloaded) then it wanted me to download them again, so i did and after i restarted again it said configuring updates and stopped at about 45% or around there, it didnt move for about 8 hours. so i turned the computer off and when i tried to boot it up again it gave me the missing or corrupt winload.exe.

i had a repair cd for it but my nephew got a hold of it and ruined it... and i can not find the one i need online. i asked geek squad how much it would be to fix it and they said 200 bucks!, the computer new about 500 bucks...( which is bullsh*t because the computer sucks ass, only 500mbs of ram, crappy on-board video card, 3.33ghz processor but it would run 100% almost all the time. but it has a lot of stuff on the hard drive that i need and when the computer im using now is updating or being used i can go on that one.

so i have gone to other sites and asked this and i got some help but not much and every thing i tired didn't work..

so this is the website that shows the computer i have only thing different is i upgraded the ram to 2gs.

http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=W3609
its a safe site.

so the only screens i can get up is the bios, boot menu, and the error screen. i have been told to access command prompt, and the way they told me to access it didn't work..

also i have had the computer for like 4 or 5 years so its not under warranty.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:40 PM

No where did you say that you cant access safe mode, so after the BIOS post screen can you hit F8 and try accessing Safe Mode?

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:01 PM

i went to my bios and hit f8 and nothing...

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:20 PM

You dont go into your BIOS you go after the POST Screen.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:50 PM

oh i tried that i hit every f key other than the bios and boot menu keys. it does nothing

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:12 PM

then I will let those who specialized in unbootable computers assist you.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:30 PM

i cant afford to pay 200 bucks...

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:31 PM

No the people here on this forum.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

oh ok were would i go for them?

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

This post has already been reported in that thread.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:07 AM

has it been answered already? could you give me the link to the post? when i go to search "winload.exe missing or corrupt" is says one or more of your keywords is under 3 chars. and it wont let me say winload.exe i have to get rid of the "." but yet i can make a topic with the "."

Edited by Leon., 05 May 2011 - 07:07 AM.


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:44 AM

Hi Leon., AT BC we help everyone for free, so don't worry. :)

Lets have a look first at the corrupt file.

Try this please. You will need a USB drive.

Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computer
  • Run GETxPUD.exe
  • A new folder will appear on the desktop.
  • Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.bat
  • The program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.
  • Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.
  • Next download driver.sh to your USB drive
  • Remove the USB & CD and insert it in the sick computer
  • Boot the Sick computer with the CD you just burned
  • The computer must be set to boot from the CD
  • Gently tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD
  • Follow the prompts
  • A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Press File
  • Expand mnt
  • sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
  • sdb1 is likely your USB
  • Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)
  • Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded there
  • Press Tool at the top
  • Choose Open Terminal
  • Type bash driver.sh -f and press enter.
  • When asked, type winload.exe and press Enter
  • After it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named filefind.txt
  • Remove the USB drive and insert it back in your working computer and navigate to filefind.txt

    Please note - all text entries are case sensitive
Copy and paste the filefind.txt for my review

regards, Elise


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