Guide To Fix Winload.EFI Error in Windows


There are different kinds of errors that occurs in windows and every error cause different problem to system. One of the error is Winload.EFI error. This error is caused due to several reasons which might be corrupted boot files or incorrect boot configuration.

Winload error display a message stating that “Your Computer needs to repaired. The application or operating system couldn’t be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors”.


Therefore, you need to deal with this error in order to resolve this issue. In this article, we will cover all the methods which will help you to resolve this error. Keep reading the article and you are good go.

Guide To Fix Winload.EFI Error in Windows

Method # 1: How To Disable Secure Boot

In order to enter into BIOS or UEFI settings, restart your computer and when it starts again, then press any of the function key like F1 or F2 etc depending on the manufacturer of your computer mother board. When you enter into UEFI settings of your computer, then you need to disable secure boot option as it is enabled by default in windows 8 or later version. Follow the below steps:


  1. Tap on “security tab”, “Boot tab” or “authentication tab” and locate the option “Secure boot”.
  2. When you find the “Secure boot” option.
  3. Simply disable it.
  4. After that, save the changes you have made in UEFI settings and exit. When your computer boots up again, then check the error is gone or still persists.

Method # 2: How To Repair Boot Records

In order to repair the boot records, you need to start your windows in repair mode. Then in advanced options select the “command prompt” and type the following command and press enter after each command:

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /scanos


bootrec /fixmbr


After typing and executing commands, restart your computer and when it boots up again, check the error is gone or not.

Method # 3: How To Use BCDBoot Utility

In start up repair, run the “command prompt” located in advanced options and type the following commands:

  1. You need to “type diskpart” and then to execute it, simply press enter.
  2. After that, type the “list volume”.
  3. Then locate the label “System reserved” under the label row and look at the “volume number” and remember it.
  4. Now proceed to type “Select Volume=”type the number you have remember in the above step” and press enter to execute it.
  5. After that, type “assign letter=w” and press enter.
  6. Now, you need to exit, therefore simply type “exit” and press enter.
  7. At last, type “bcdboot c:\Windows /s w: /f uefi” and hit enter to execute.

After executing all the commands, then restart your computer. Hope so, the error will find its way out from your system.

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