Question Error 0x0000428 for win 10

Novel8

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I have dual system win 7 and 10...this morning i decided to open win 10.....up to this morning i had no problem opening win 10, but this time i was greeted with that error. I downloaded the repair file that was recommended, with a warning that it may harm my pc. No instructions on what to do next. Do i have to set up my Bios, prior?
 

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and OS information.

Include PSU: make, model, wattage, age, condition?

Disk drive(s): make, model, capacity, how full?

Concern:

"I downloaded the repair file that was recommended, with a warning that it may harm my pc. No instructions on what to do next. Do i have to set up my Bios, prior?

What was the source of recommendation and where did you obtain that repair file?

Do the following links apply?

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/0xc0000428.html

https://internettablettalk.com/fix-windows-10-error-code-0xc0000428/

The second link providing more explanation overall.

Use the links only as a reference to help explain or understand what may have happened. Do not download or install anything.

Just read the links and determine if the error code may indeed indicate a problem with BOOTMGR with respect to your dual boot system.
 

Novel8

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and OS information.

Include PSU: make, model, wattage, age, condition?

Disk drive(s): make, model, capacity, how full?

Concern:

"I downloaded the repair file that was recommended, with a warning that it may harm my pc. No instructions on what to do next. Do i have to set up my Bios, prior?

What was the source of recommendation and where did you obtain that repair file?

Do the following links apply?

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/0xc0000428.html

https://internettablettalk.com/fix-windows-10-error-code-0xc0000428/

The second link providing more explanation overall.

Use the links only as a reference to help explain or understand what may have happened. Do not download or install anything.

Just read the links and determine if the error code may indeed indicate a problem with BOOTMGR with respect to your dual boot system.
I did not get the Blue scree, but obviously the screen was there for me to read the message and the screen was black. MBR was not mentioned at all for my error...it mentioned a windows file may need a repair. It gave me a link where i was to download a file, which I explained in my OP. I did download it, and so far have not run it. Then it says i should Scan and click on "Fix All". The reason of my post was that the download came with that warning which, again, I mentioned in my OP...so I have been hesitating. Is that message typical about the warning? BTW,this is the file mentioned:windows\system32\winload.com and below that it said:
"Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file."
 
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Novel8

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An after thought to my previous post....how can i use that download file if i cannot start win 10? Is it expected to be used in win 7, unless of course its a file that would have to be started through Bios, like on a thumb drive?
 

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"I downloaded the repair file that was recommended, with a warning that it may harm my pc. No instructions on what to do next "

What website? What file name?
It wasn't a website. I have a choice in a dual OS start, and that is when I chose Win 10 and then came the info I supplied in my other posts. It gave me a link which it claimed would fix my problem. When i went to that link, it suggested that I download a file:, which I did, but like i said in my earlier post, it warned me that it may ruin my pc. Here is the file : Advanced-system-Repair-Pro-RepairTool.UT
What about the Tool program that we had to use in order to install or upgrade Win 10? As I recall, it had recovery or repair methods. I think it was called Media Tool???
 

Ralston18

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You do not need some third party "Tool program" to install Windows 10.

As for a repair file here is an applicable Microsoft link:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-windows-bd88ffdf-1e8e-34a0-d76f-39a71fb4ed4d

If for some reason you went to some other non-Microsoft website then there is no guarantee about the safety of files from that website.

Even if "Microsoft" appears somewhere within the URL.

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I googled "Advanced-system-Repair-Pro-RepairTool.UT "

Found numerous links including:

https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-advanced-system-repair-pro/

My thought is that some other downloaded program , utility, etc. slipped in some other file or tool; i.e., malware. Or was completely bogus to begin with. Many sites try to lure or otherwise trick you into installing something other than what you intend.

You can run malware scans, AV scans, and Windows Security Defender,etc., and hope that whatever is causing the problem is found and removed.

Or use a backup to restore the image to before the error began.

Unfortunately, if the problem is showing up during the dual boot selection process then I believe that a new clean Windows install is going to be needed.

Especially if Win 7 is installed. Obsolete and likely quite vulnerable. Difficult to know which OS may be the "victim" - perhaps both.

https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/windows-10-clean-install-tutorial.3170366

There may be other ideas and suggestions.
 

Novel8

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You do not need some third party "Tool program" to install Windows 10.

As for a repair file here is an applicable Microsoft link:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-windows-bd88ffdf-1e8e-34a0-d76f-39a71fb4ed4d



My thought is that some other downloaded program , utility, etc. slipped in some other file or tool; i.e., malware. Or was completely bogus to begin with. Many sites try to lure or otherwise trick you into installing something other than what you intend.>>>

I never did install that program, just downloaded it and now removed it.


Or use a backup to restore the image to before the error began. .\>>>

I never did a backup of win 10 for the short time I had it Ever hear of a small program called "Easy-BCD"? If not, it is what i had installed years ago for a dual system which gives me the option of which OS i wanted to open. You keep mentioning site where i came across this problem. Would u consider that program, a site?

Unfortunately, if the problem is showing up during the dual boot selection process then I believe that a new clean Windows install is going to be needed.

Especially if Win 7 is installed. Obsolete and likely quite vulnerable. Difficult to know which OS may be the "victim" - perhaps both. >>>

Each system is on a separate hd, and i have no problem with win 7....that is how i am able to post here.

https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/windows-10-clean-install-tutorial.3170366

There may be other ideas and suggestions.
Thanks, I will try the repair route.
 

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Thanks, I will try the repair route.
OK, something unusual happened. I went through with Microsoft media tool and chose the command prompt and entered the "BCDboot" syntax that i found on the internet. I entered it and nothing seem to happen with the exception that upon pressing "enter", a bunch of BCDboot syntax's appeared. The first one I used was suppose to check the MBR. When nothing changed, out of frustration, I entered a couple of other syntax, one was "Clean'....again nothing showed up, but each time I pressed "Enter', all those syntax's appeared. BTW, this was all done after I had unplugged my Win 7 system. I didn't want to risk effecting that working system. ...getting back, out of disgust, i shut down the pc. On a whim, I removed the M. M tool, rebooted and " ureakea", win 10 appeared. Now, either i hit the right syntax and it worked, or wondering now if having Win 7 hd unplugged had something to do with it. I guess I will find out once i replug win 7 HD.
 

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