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  1. Posts : 57
    Windows 10
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    Winlolad.efi missing or contains errors


    I just did a Disk Clone using MiniTool Partition wizard Free 11.6 (Took about 5 1/2 hours) using 2 separate hard drives.
    When It was done, I tried to boot off of the new Drive and got the following error:
    "WINLOAD.EFI is missing or contains errors.
    This is a dual boot system. The original system boots fine. The copy has the errors.
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  2. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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    GUPPY said:
    I just did a Disk Clone using MiniTool Partition wizard Free 11.6 (Took about 5 1/2 hours) using 2 separate hard drives.
    When It was done, I tried to boot off of the new Drive and got the following error:
    "WINLOAD.EFI is missing or contains errors.
    This is a dual boot system. The original system boots fine. The copy has the errors.
    Looks like Minitool Partition Wizard isn't getting the job done. There are a couple of other people on here that also have had problems cloning.

    I would recommend Using Macrium Reflect free to clone/image your system. Much more reliable software. There is a section "Backup and Restore" in this forum, that has lots of good info on how to use Macrium Reflect.
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  3. Posts : 1,524
    Win10 Pro
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    GUPPY said:
    I just did a Disk Clone using MiniTool Partition wizard Free 11.6 (Took about 5 1/2 hours) using 2 separate hard drives.
    When It was done, I tried to boot off of the new Drive and got the following error:
    "WINLOAD.EFI is missing or contains errors.
    This is a dual boot system. The original system boots fine. The copy has the errors.
    I definitely would use Macrium to do any clones. I assume you know that if you clone the drive that your OS is on and leave it in the PC when you reboot your going yo have issues because the disk signatures will clash. In most cases windows disk management will inactivate one of the cloned disks.
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  4. Posts : 57
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Winload.efi error


    Thanks for the Info.
    I will give it a try and let you know how I make out.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I tried it with the Macruim software and got the same error message.
    The clone drive is still connected to the active drive.
    If I put a different operating system on the cloned drive should the error go away or can the system only support 1 OS while using the Easybcd software?

    Thanks
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  5. Posts : 2,795
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #5

    Does not matter if you use Macrium or Partition Wizard to clone,
    Post a screen shot of disk management then we'll go from there. You might have to rebuild the Boot file.
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
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  6. Posts : 57
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Winload.efi


    I am enclosing a screen shot of the Disk Management
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Winlolad.efi  missing or contains errors-disk-management.jpg  
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  7. Posts : 2,795
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
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    When you clone a disk, you also clone the EFI System partition which contains the same boot info for disk 0 So you'll need to create the boot info for disk 1
    NOTE: Do not use easy BCD. Your disk is GPT disk, not MBR.

    Open the admin command prompt and type:

    diskpart
    select disk 1

    list partition =====> Note if the 260MB EFI System partition is partition 1, if not change the par # on next line
    select par 1
    assign letter=Z =====> assign drive letter Z: for this partition
    exit

    Again, from Admin command prompt, type

    bcdboot J:\Windows /s Z: =====> Rebuild the BCD in Z:
    mountvol Z: /D =====> Remove letter Z

    Reboot the PC and select disk 1 to boot from.

    NOTE: You might get a dual boot menu. To make both Windows boot independently: Win+R->msconfig and delete the other entry.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 28 Jan 2020 at 14:31.
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  8. Posts : 57
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Winload.efi


    I did every thing in the Diskpart as you noted.
    The EFI system partition was cloned when I cloned the system (see attached).
    In the Msconfig settings, it shows the "C" drive as current and default OS.
    It also shows the "J" drive (see Attached).
    Which one should I delete?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Winlolad.efi  missing or contains errors-clone-disk.jpg   Winlolad.efi  missing or contains errors-the_msconfig.jpg  
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  9. Posts : 2,795
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #9

    Are you able to boot from disk 1 now ? if so, delete the J:\Windows
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  10. Posts : 3,753
    several
       #10

    Maybe take a look at the bcd store. If you want a UI bootice is pretty good.
    BOOTICEx64.zip
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