\windows\system32\winload.exe

#1
Hello and thanks in advance for replying. I just got my new computer, a cool bare bone with an E6300, 1 GB of ram, 1 IDE 80 GB HD (window XP), 1 80 GB SATA (vista). I was using my bios to switch between which drive was master and slave, just so that I could choice to boot into windows xp or vista. It was all working great and then I rebooted this morning and found that Mr. Vista was pissy and gave me an error. \windows\system32\winload.exe corrupt missing. I am sure you know what this mean form what I have read around your forums. I do not have a Vista DVD nor a serial. The small company sent me this computer with nothing other then a motherboard disc. In windows I have both drive accessible C:IDE (default windows) and V: Sata (default vista). Anything you can do for me would be great, even if its just a pat on the back!
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
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Hello MetalGod, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies...

Set XP as your Master, boot into XP, install EasyBCD and tell it to add Vista.

If that doesn't work you'll need to obtain a copy of the Vista DVD...

(BTW, that's a nice rig you have!! :smile:)