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Windows 7 Fails to Boot


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#1 entrancetolight

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Hi Y'all,

I recently acquired a used computer and put the hard drive from my old one into the new one and it would freeze and at the Windows boot logo and then BSOD. The previous owner suggested that I get a new hard drive as the motherboard is having issues reading an already formatted hard drive. I decided to recover the bootloader by following these steps:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
Then ask it (nicely!) to try and rebuild your BCD data from scratch:


You will need to replace C:\ in the example below with the letter for your boot drive! It's most likely C:, but it could be something else!
attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD

del C:\boot\BCD
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

Now it takes me to the Windows Boot Manager and says that winload.exe (0xc0000428) Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.
And when I type bcdedit using a cmd from a recovery disc. I get this:

Thanks.

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Edited by entrancetolight, 23 September 2012 - 03:10 PM.


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#2 Allan

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:55 PM

You cannot take a hd with Windows installed from one computer, put it in a different computer, and expect it to work. You need to reinstall the OS.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

Alright. Thanks. That's what someone suggested too. I just wanted a third opinion. :)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

It's not an opinion, it's a fact. But you're very welcome.




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