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winload.exe is corrupt

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#1 Chuck F

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:04 PM


Merged posts, deleted dupe material- Hamluis.

My friend's computer is an Inspiron 580, running win7 home prem.  When he tries to log on, he gets a message saying the winload.exe file is missing or corrupt.  We've tried using the repair option (F8 advanced boot options) but it also requires him to log on with the same result. We can get to the command prompt, which takes us right to the sys32 directory.   I tried copying the file from my computer to his using a flash drive.  I have the same machine and op sys.  It asks me if I want to overwrite the existing file.  When I click yes, it comes back with an access denied error.  Any ideas?

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

You might try the following, Using BootRec Tool .



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