Unable to boot up Samsung Tablet from Windows 8 Build RRS feed

  • Question

  • I tried to upgrade my Windows 8 Samsung 700T to the latest version using the web.  When it boots now I see the error:


    Your PC needs to be repaired

    The digital signature for this file couldn't be verified.

    File: \windows\system32\winload.efi

    Error code: 0xc0000428

    Similar to this post, if I hit the Windows key then the screen starts blinking and then eventually shuts itself off:


    In order to try and recover:

    I purchase a 4 GB USB thumb drive

    Loaded the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

    Downloaded Windows8-ReleasePreview-64bit-English.iso

    Installed the ISO image on the USB drive using the Download Tool

    Inserted the USB drive in the tablet

    Held in the power button for several seconds to power the device off

    Turned the tablet on

    When the Samsung logo appeared I quickly held down both the volume up and down buttons

    I see the light on the USB drive flashing so I am guessing that it is being accessed

    What I was hoping for was to get to the BIOS page but it simply goes back to the Recovery screen.

    I can see from this post that others also have problems getting to the BIOS page:



    Sunday, June 3, 2012 5:38 PM

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  • I redid the USB drive such that it is FAT32 because I've read that NTFS does not work on the Samsung.  I am pretty sure that the drive is good because I booted my Windows 7 desktop machine off of it.

    All that said, I think that have to get to the BIOS and turn off Secure Boot otherwise it won't boot off of the USB drive.

    How do I get past the Recovery screen?

    Sunday, June 3, 2012 7:45 PM
  • From Microsoft support:

    The support for the //BUILD devices has been moved to the forums.  Microsoft and Samsung no longer have inventory of these special built tablets to replace/exchange BUILD Samsung tablets.   If you have a problem with your device, hardware or software related, you can go to the forums and ask your question or search the threads for a resolution to your question.

    It seems that there is no support.  Windows 8 is not yet released and I, and others, seem to be unable to use the device.  Sad.

    Monday, June 11, 2012 10:40 PM

    And you have all the information around this forum to solve you problem.

    1 Create a WINPE Bootable device using WCP (not RP)

    2 Boot from The WINPE USB pendrive

    3 in the command prompt type this:


    list disk

    Select disk n (where n is the number of the minisata SSD)

    List volume

    if it returns something like:

    Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info

    ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------

    Volume 0         Push Button  NTFS   Partition   5100 MB  Healthy

    Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition     54 GB  Healthy    Boot

    Volume 2         Recovery     NTFS   Partition    400 MB  Healthy    Hidden

    Volume 3         ESP          FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System


    then type:

    select volume 3 (or the volume corresponding to the ESP partition)

     now You can see that partition in Explorer, BACK UP IT!!!!!!! 


    BCDBOOT X:\Windows /s Y: /f UEFI (X is the 56GB partition on the SSD and Y is the ESP volume letter)

    This will take several seconds and it should boot up correctly.

    At this point, I suggest upgrading the BIOS to 05WJ (available here: http://www.samsung.com/global/buildpc/index.html)

    • Edited by Tofan Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:48 AM
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:40 AM