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I bought a Compaq laptop that come with HP recovery partition. I moved the HP recovery partition with Gparted from an Ubuntu live CD, and when I wanted to boot this partition from grub2 option, I got a message like this:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

  • File: \Windows\System32\winload.exe
  • Status: 0xc000000e
  • Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt

My Windows 7 is still found, I can also use Explorer to see the HP recovery partition (but I didn't find this path: \Windows\System32\winload.exe)

The partition was working just fine before this change. I don't have any HP factory disk.

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Using GParted to Resize Your Windows 7 or Vista Partition.

Also you can boot this partition using a command line of grub4dos.

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