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    winload.exe. missing or corrupt

    My win 10 PC came up with a blue screen saying, "uh oh, there's a problem with power_state_drive'. Collecting data and we'll reboot when done. After the 100% done had been sitting a while, I powered off and rebooted. Or tried to.

    The boot loader doesn't like my SSD anymore and eventually boots into Win 7 on my old hard drive. I disconnected the old drive, rebooted and got this message: The following file is either missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\winload.exe. Status: 0xc000000e.

    I've tried replacing the file but can't get around the permissions to do it.

    Every solution I've seen says, Insert the Windows install disc.

    My old Dell came with Win 7, upgraded to Win 10. No discs anywhere. I tried using my repair disc for Win 10 but the PC ignores it.

    Any help out there?

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    Very interesting. I have Macrium Reflect installed. I was going to re-image from a backup since it seems the bootloader on the SSD has lost it's way. It wouldn't let me do the imaging directly, so it rebooted into Windows PE. Before the re-image started, I saw a menu with "Repair boot drive" or something like that. I halted the re-image and ran the boot drive correction stuff. It basically renames the drive, resets the boot loader, and verifies the files.

    Lo and behold, it worked. Thanks for the interesting read!

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    Thanks for the feed back. Glad you solved your issue. Can you explain "so it booted into Windows PE"; and how you got to that point. Did you boot into Macrium and saw "Repair boot drive" I'm very interested in what you done and how you got there! I'm a big Macrium fan!
    Thank you!

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