Pb "winload.exe"


New Member
I wanted to try Easy BCD. I have XP so I took the boot dir from vista, I put it in the windows dir, I ran the soft, put XP instead of Vista, restart to install Linux but now when I reeboot I got

Windows Boot Manager has experienced a problem.
File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The selected entry couldn't be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

The solution of the troubleshooting is "Delete this entry, go back to the Add/Remove
Entries section, and re-create it"

But how can I can't launch windows, when I click "enter" and select XP it returns to the error Black Screen.
Any tips ?



Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hi Gilou, welcome to NST.

Looks like you missed out on the most important step in the instructions:
Once it's done, you'll have a (non-working) entry to boot into Windows Vista - delete it from the "Add/Remove Entries" screen and instead add a new entry for Windows XP.
You absolutely must change the "Type" from the default "Windows Vista" to "Windows XP" before adding that new entry.

Stick your XP cd in the drive, enter the recovery console, and use
or stick the free Vista recovery DVD in the drive and run these from the command line:
cd "C:\program files\neosmart technologies\easybcd\bin\"
bootsect.exe /nt52 all /force
That will put the XP bootloader back.
Then start over with the Vista bootloader, this time be sure to follow the instructions exactly.