This virtual machine functioned properly in the past, but encountered an issue with the file when it was transferred between computers. Whenever I attempt to initiate the Windows 7 virtual machine on either of the computers, I encounter the subsequent error:

After the “Windows is loading files…” message disappears and the progress bar begins moving, Startup Repair commences. Normally, I am able to enter the command prompt, but in this instance, I am only presented with the following result:

I was expecting the following screen:

I am unable to launch the command prompt from the System Recovery Options and even attempting to use the Shift-F10 command during the Windows installation does not yield any results.

However, I have discovered a workaround by accessing the offline privacy statement from the Startup Repair, opening a new file from Notepad, and subsequently initiating an elevated cmd prompt.

From here I tried the following commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

This did not work. Then I tried:

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=D:\ /offwindir=D:\Windows

I attempted to execute the “sfc /scannow” command, but it did not run. An error message indicated that another repair was running and awaiting a system restart. However, even after restarting the computer, the same error persisted. I referred to this website for guidance: https://www.diskpart.com/articles/boot-manager-failed-to-find-os-loader-5740.html.

Despite being able to access my normal files at D:\ using Notepad’s “Open a new file” function, I am unable to locate the command prompt option in the System Recovery Options. Are there any other solutions I can try? I attempted to boot the computer in F8 Safe Mode, but was unsuccessful. I have also configured the Automatic start delay to 5, as suggested in the aforementioned website.

Askify Moderator Edited question April 23, 2023