How to Fix Winload Errors
A lot of people get the wrong idea when they encounter the words "winload.exe." They
would immediately think that it's a virus, spyware, or worm. Well, that could be the case,
but only if you find it outside the system32 folder. "Winload" actually functions as an operating
system loader. Winload was first introduced in Vista. Today, the executable can be found in
7, 8, and 8.1.
So, what exactly happens when there's a Winload error? Here are some that you might encounter:
• Cannot start the CPU or central processing unit of your computer
• Boot up failure
• On the recovery screen (with background colors such as black, blue or grey), there would be a pop-up message
• While in the middle of a process, the system crashes and freezes
• Digital signatures cannot be verified
As you probably know, error codes appear alongside PC troubles. To satisfy your code
curiosity, here are some examples:
• Winload.exe missing or corrupt
• Winload.exe error windows 7
• Winload.exe missing vista
• Winload.exe boot error
• Winload.exe missing
• Failure to boot
• Failure to start
• Failure to load
What causes the infamous Winload.exe error? The primary reason is a missing or corrupted
Winload file. Why does it disappear or get corrupted? It could be because of the following:
1. Presence of virus or malware
2. Faulty Random Access Memory or RAM of the computer
3. Outdated software
4. Incorrectly installed software
5. Incorrectly updated software
6. Problem in the security system features
As with all things, prevention is better than cure. Avoid having these problems by doing
1. Take good care of your computer. Maintain it properly and regularly. According to
computer technicians, lack of proper computer maintenance is among the most common reasons
why Winload errors take place.
2. Update the computer as often as necessary. Make sure that the antivirus is updated
at all times.
3. Be careful when removing or installing programs. Programs that are not fully uninstalled
can corrupt registry keys. On the other hand, some applications end up deleting important executables
Sometimes though, even the most careful computer owners and users still encounter crashes
and errors. How can these be resolved?
The most important thing to do is to assess the cause of the error. This is the key to
remedy the problem. For instance, if the cause is a virus, then you need to scan the whole
system with your antivirus software.
If the Windows installation was not properly done, then just insert your Windows Installation
disc. Restart your computer. Follow the dialog boxes and when asked what to do, click "repair
your computer". Wait for the procedure to be completed. When done, restart the computer and
check the results.
Using the same installation disc, you could also continue until you reach the system
recovery option then simply key in "bootrec" or "rebuildbcd." The program will run by itself
and you just have to wait until it finishes. Again, after the procedure, shut down the computer
and then restart it.