Can not boot into Windows 8

Here is the info, in the bootloader. My computer boots into XP and Win 7 just great. But when it comes to Win 8 it can not verify the file signatures \Windows\system32\winload.exe. Any ideas?

Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows XP
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr

Entry #2
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #3
Name: Windows 8
BCD ID: {c4f6d44a-4a5c-11df-ba0f-ddfb0351d1c5}
Drive: J:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Here is debug mode:

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device unknown
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {c4f6d448-4a5c-11df-ba0f-ddfb0351d1c5}
resumeobject {c4f6d444-4a5c-11df-ba0f-ddfb0351d1c5}
displayorder {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
Windows Legacy OS Loader
identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=J:
path \ntldr
description Windows XP
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {c4f6d448-4a5c-11df-ba0f-ddfb0351d1c5}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {4ab41cd8-7ac5-11e2-8f15-806e6f6e6963}
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {c4f6d44a-4a5c-11df-ba0f-ddfb0351d1c5}
device partition=K:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 8
locale en-US
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Mostly Harmless
Staff member
You have an old version of bootmgr.

Copy it from WIN8\windows\system32\boot\ to the root of your boot drive.


Knows where his towel is.
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