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Permlink Replies: 3 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: 05-May-2009 09:27 Last Post By: Jaba
psychocandy

Posts: 9
Registered: 27/04/09
Windows failed to start. winload.exe corrupt
Posted: 27-Apr-2009 15:26
 
Been having a few problems with my Equius so decided to boot, do F8, and do a toshiba system restore.

Started up, and began formatting the disk. All of a sudden it blue screened.

Trouble is now I cant even boot that far to get the recovery/restore option. I get :-

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the
cause. . .

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status:0xc000000f
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is
missing or corrupt.

Not sure how it all works but I assume the recovery stuff is stored on a separate partition. Trouble is I guess you need to be able to start to load windows before you can even get to this?

I've downloaded and tried a vista boot recovery disk with no joy, and of course, toshiba dont supply a vista disk. How on earth do I recover from this situation?
Lars_3

Posts: 2,117
Registered: 02/12/08
Re: Windows failed to start. winload.exe corrupt
Posted: 03-May-2009 10:30   in response to: psychocandy in response to: psychocandy
 
Hi!

If you are not able to get in the advanced boot menu for HDD recovery you must use a Microsoft Vista disk to reinstall the OS.
Or you use the Toshiba recovery disk but I think you have forgot it to burn the disk because normally you get a message (recovery reminder) that you should burn the disk.

However, you can order a Toshiba recovery disk from Toshiba directly:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Bye
psychocandy

Posts: 9
Registered: 27/04/09
Re: Windows failed to start. winload.exe corrupt
Posted: 05-May-2009 09:12   in response to: Lars_3 in response to: Lars_3
 
£30 for a DVD. Daylight robbery...
Jaba

Posts: 2,170
Registered: 20/09/05
Re: Windows failed to start. winload.exe corrupt
Posted: 05-May-2009 09:27   in response to: psychocandy in response to: psychocandy
 
LOL :)

and of course, Toshiba don’t supply a vista disk. How on earth do I recover from this situation?
That’s right… I didn’t get a recovery disk too but I read my manual ;) (and the reminder) and there I found a info that it’s strongly recommended to create a recovery disk using the Toshiba Recovery disk creator!

I created a recovery disk and don’t need to spend 30E
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