Missing winload.exe error RRS feed

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  • Hi, my MB died and I replace it. I re-install Vista 64 Ult and the install moved my existing windows to windows.old. I got want I need form it and delete it.
    The problem now is when I try to change my first boot device to my hard drive I get two OS choices

    Microsoft Windows Vista

    Microsoft Windows Vista

    I does not which one I choice I get the same error message

    Missing C:\windows\system32\winload.exe
    Status" 0xc0000225

    Two be able to load windows I need to have my first boot device set to CD-ROM and have a boot-able CD/DVD in it.

    Using EasyBCD 1.7.2 I have this form the Debug mode:
    Windows Boot Manager
    identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
    device                  partition=C:
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
    default                 {7db9ee98-b6b1-11de-b401-82c3e1f25b2f}
    displayorder            {7db9ee98-b6b1-11de-b401-82c3e1f25b2f}
    toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
    timeout                 30
    resume                  No

    Windows Boot Loader
    identifier              {7db9ee98-b6b1-11de-b401-82c3e1f25b2f}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Microsoft Windows Vista
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {7db9ee99-b6b1-11de-b401-82c3e1f25b2f}
    nx                      OptIn

    I think I need to remove the second Window Boot Manager Entry. Any suggested? I am not Dual-Booting. I also tried Startup Repair it saw no problems.

    Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:55 AM

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