winload.exe error (cant verify digital signature)

kiwidtrader

New Member
Hi,

I have a single drive with 3 partitions (Vista, Win7, and data).
I loaded Windows Vista to the C partition. This is the active partition.
Installed TrueImage 2011 and then restored my Windows 7 disk image
(including applications) to a new partition D
I used EasyBCD to add the 2nd partition (D) to the boot loader
When I restart I see the choices for Vista or Windows 7.
When I select Windows 7, I get an error message for Winload.exe "Windows
cannot verify the digital signature for this file"
I can still boot into Windows Vista.


I ran BCDedit and get the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
displayorder {current}
{85091fe0-955e-11e0-a092-001ec9499d22}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
displaybootmenu Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {15bb4d06-95f4-11e0-b577-a922cac5ee88}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {85091fe0-955e-11e0-a092-001ec9499d22}
device partition=D:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
osdevice partition=D:
systemroot \Windows

It appears to show both partitions.

How do we solve this issue?


Tx
Stuart
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
You need to replace the BOOTMGR on the boot partition with the one found in C:\Windows\System32\BOOT\ on the Windows 7 partition.

Or delete the file, boot from the Windows 7 installation CD or recovery disc (Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs The NeoSmart Files) and perform startup repair.
 

kiwidtrader

New Member
Hi,

Thanks for the quick response.

Is that the Vista file in C\windows\boot\PCAT ?

I do not see bootmgr in the c\windows\system32\boot folder in the Vista (C) installation. I only see winload and winresume.

Tx
Stuart
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Yes, in PCAT.

But NOT from the Vista, from the 7.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
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