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Old 05-11-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
abhiitechie
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Unhappy problem with suse10,3 and vista dual boot


i was using suse10.3 with vista every thing was fine untill lately i found that a new suse installation makes winload.exe corrupt.
After the installation i get the suse grub menu and when i select windows i get the error screen(black with white font)written C:/WINDOWS/System 32/winload.exe missing or corrupt
I despertately want to dual boot suse10.3 with visa
Please help me to fix it.
 
Old 05-11-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Assuming you can boot into opensuse, log in as root and post the output off 'fdisk -l' (lowercase letter L) and a copy of your menu.lst file in /boot/grub.

Also, log in to opensuse. If you have your vista mounted, browse there and look for a boot folder with winload.exe, If nothing there, then open system32 and see if there is another boot folder, open it and see if winload.exe is there, If it is, simply copy it to your system32 folder.

This is a very common problem with vista's new bootloader and is not related to Linux. Most of the sites I looked at with info on it were with other windows OS's (XP) and vista. If this doesn't work, I would suggest googling "winload.exe missing or corrupt" You will find hundres if not thousands of sites dealing with this windows problem.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 04:03 AM   #3
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Reply to your solution on vista winload.exe corrupt on suse installation

I have already tried this before and i found that the winload.exe is not missing in the system 32 folder but still i replaced it with the other copy of winload.exe hoping that it might be corrupt rather than missing but still the problem persists.I have not tried replacing it with a winload.exe from another vista(Confused whether my friend's vista premium versions winload.exe will work)as mine is home basic.
Really confused what to do .Whatever i was putting my hand into was not working so i have recovered my windows(as i ) now grub is not there.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 04:04 AM   #4
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Reply to your solution on vista winload.exe corrupt on suse installation

I have already tried this before and i found that the winload.exe is not missing in the system 32 folder but still i replaced it with the other copy of winload.exe hoping that it might be corrupt rather than missing but still the problem persists.I have not tried replacing it with a winload.exe from another vista(Confused whether my friend's vista premium versions winload.exe will work)as mine is home basic.
Really confused what to do .Whatever i was putting my hand into was not working so i have recovered my windows(as i needed it for use ) now grub is not there.
 
  


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