Windows – Installing Win8 in VHD: “could not load \Windows\system32\winload.exe”


I'm trying the install Win8 in a VHD using the Hanselman Guide

All went well until the PC rebooted and Windows shows me this error:

Your PC needs to be repaired

The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because
a required file is missing or contains errors.

Error code: 0xc000000e

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Best Answer

  • I had this exact same problem, and I fixed it by moving the VHD to my C drive.