ERROR 0XC000000E MISSING WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINLOAD.EXE

Hi

I cloned a HD drive unto an SSD drive of equal capacity using EASEUS cloning tool

The original drive came from a Lenovo machine that hasn't yet been installed : a brand new machine

I tried the process twice and got the same result

I plugged in the original disk in its place and the Windows 7 installation process kicked in perfectly

Any ideas ?

thank
yann
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jcimarronCommented:
Yann Shukor--
You may need to rebuild the Boot Configuration Data
https://neosmart.net/wiki/winload-exe-missing-corrupt/

If that does not help, Note the suggestion to run SFC /SCANNOW

More info.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-update/pc-needs-to-be-repaired-file/5db06fb1-d8cc-47e0-b801-e5e341983e1a?auth=1
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Yann,

Sounds as if the cloning tool didn't work. I recommend Casper to clone:
http://www.fssdev.com/products/casper/

It works on W7, W8, and W8.1, all in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. I've used it many, many times to clone from an HDD to an SSD — has never failed. In fact, I run it every evening in the wee hours (it utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule jobs) on several machines to clone the hard drives (a mix of HDD, SSD, and hybrid). It can clone to the same size drive or to a larger one or even to a smaller one, as long as there is enough space on the smaller one to house the used (non-free) space from the larger one. It's not free, but it's reasonably priced and worth every penny. Also, since your HDD and SSD are the same size, you can try cloning with the 30-day free trial edition (the trial cannot do volume resizing, but in your case, that's not a problem).

Two other well-regarded (also non-free) products are Acronis and Macrium:
http://www.acronis.com/
http://www.macrium.com/

I used Acronis previously, but now prefer Casper.

If you're looking for something that is free, I've heard good things here at EE about these (some may be free only for non-commercial use — check the licensing terms for each):

Clonezilla
DriveImage XML
Paragon Backup&Recovery Free

But I haven't tried them as I do all of my cloning now with Casper. Here's a 5-minute EE video Micro Tutorial, Cloning a Hard Drive with Casper, showing how to do it. As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with this company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Clone it using Migrate OS to SSD: https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/migrate-OS-to-SSD/
Few clicks and the drive is cloned and made bootable.
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