booting windows 7 after hibernation fails after installing the windows developer preview os! RRS feed

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  • Recently, i installed the Windows Developer Preview OS on my laptop alongside my windows 7, but after the installation, i was not able to boot up my windows 7 OS. it showed me an error stating "Windows cannot verify the digital signature for winload.exe". i then tried to do a startup repair, but it didnt work. i also tried using the commands under bootrec.exe (fixboot, fixmbr, and rebuildbcd); although they showed me success messages, it proved to be of no help. then through the windows developer preview os, i went to the windows 7's folder containing winload.exe. there was also another file named winload~1.exe so i renamed and replaced the older file with this one and finally i was able to boot into my windows 7 os. now, two other problems have sprung up. although i could boot into windows 7, the bootscreen had been changed to that of windows vista and i am not able to boot up my computer after it hibernates ( it shows windows was not shut down correctly screen on boot up). i tried to repair the starup again with the windows 7 repair disc, but still no change. please help. 
    i also tried replacing the winload.exe from another computer, but nothing changed then too.
    Srikanth Sethumadhavan
    ACER 5738G
    INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.2  GHz
    500GB HDD 
    4GB DDR2 RAM
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:58 AM


  • If you mean that the animated Windows 8 boot screen has changed to a Vista style scan bar, this can happen (in Windows 7) after using the repair disk. It possibly applies to Windows 8 as well.

    Open an elevated Command Prompt and run it as an Administrator. Type bcdboot %windir% /l en-US (note the three spaces) and press Enter. Restart the computer. To check that the locale is correct, run bcdedit.

    If you use a language other than English, you need to change the en-US. Others that I know are: de-DE, fr-FR, es-ES and ja-JP.

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 5:34 PM