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Walker77
05-29-2012, 11:16 PM
I had recently downloaded Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Everything was working ok for several weeks until one day it just crashed. Now the only screen I get is the Windows Recovery Environment...It states that my PC needs to be repaired and it states that I am missing File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
You will need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you dont have any installation media contact your system admin or PC manufacturer...

How to repair my PC?

Medico
05-30-2012, 12:41 AM
Well, do you have the Recovery Tools on a DVD?

When you downloaded the ISO file, you should have burned the ISO file to a DVD. This DVD includes not only the installation files, but the Recovery Tools as well.

If you did not burn the ISO file to DVD, you should have and will have to start over. Download the ISO file from an approved site and burn it to disk using a slow burn (4X max burn speed).

At this late stage, you might as well wait for the next beta, Win 8 RP, rumored to be released on June 1st. When this new beta is released, download the ISO file and burn it to a DVD.

Walker77
05-30-2012, 09:20 PM
I did not burn to DVD and installed it directly. RP should be a better choice for me. I will install RP after June 1st.

Medico
05-30-2012, 11:43 PM
ALWAYS burn the iso file to a DVD, ALWAYS!!!!! Reboot to the DVD to install.