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Windows 7 pro won't boot


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Jul 14, 2020
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I hope someone has the answer or solution. When I turned on my computer there was something like index being incorrect and replacing with file ?? Now I have tried safe mode and it shows a partial list of drivers then stops then reboots. I turned the computer off and added a additional hard drive with windows 10 and I can access the ssd drive which is in a hp compaq 8300. When I run windows repair and check the diagnosis details it says winloader.exe is corrupt. I contacted microsoft to get a ISO file and they said they could not do it because this windows is OEM and I need to contact HP. If anyone has any suggestions to help save alot of Lacerte and Drake programs that are very important for work I would greatly appreciate it.
Jan 31, 2010
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Gougeland (NZ)
System Name Cumquat 2000
Processor AMD RyZen R7 3700X
Motherboard Asus Strix x470-F Gaming
Cooling Cryorig R1 Universal
Memory 16GB GSkill TridentZ DR4-3200 16-18-18-38 1.35V
Video Card(s) Sapphire Pulse RX5700 8GB DDR6 1750/1700
Storage 1X Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SATA AHCI 1x Sandisk 128GB PCIe, 12TB of HDD Storage
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2457 MHD 75Hz FreeSync 1920x1080p
Case SilverStone Raven RV02B-W + 3x SS AP181 + USB3.0 upgrade
Audio Device(s) Realtek S1220a + Pioneer VSX-531 amp Technics 100W Speaker set
Power Supply Enermax RevolutionXT II 750W 80+ Gold
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Keyboard Logitech G105
Software Windows 10 X64 PRO (build 1909)
Benchmark Scores it sucks even more less now ;)


Oct 26, 2005
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Try to get to recovery console: press F8 before Windows starts OR from Winows 7 installation media (choose repair from setup)

From command prompt, you can try to repair the corrupt files by using the SFC command.