Bad Boot.ini

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  1. dubstar

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    i changed my boot screen (to a hot chick of course), i used a standard method

    copied xp's boot file, made an original copy, then copied over 1 of them with the custom boot screen.

    everytime i boot up, it shows my custom screen, everything is fine, but it says

    " INVALID BOOT.INI
    loading from c:\windows"


    then it loads uos fine and dandy.. (let me check what it says real quick..)
     
  2. sboulema

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    boot.ini should look like this:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
     
  3. dubstar

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    cant seem to find my BOOT.INI file

    where abou'st would it be? i did a search for it..

    im using windows home edition, btw, i know its pretty much the same thing, so thankyou.
     
  4. sboulema

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    it is in your root, so look at c:\ its a hidden system file
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Or you can right click my computer/properties/advanced/startup & recovery/settings/edit. That's your boot.ini.
     
  6. dubstar

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    i dont have a BOOT.ini in my c:\ , but my comptuer still boots up.. is this normal?!
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    It has to be in there. Have you gone to folder view & unhidden your files?
     
  8. wolfpac3nWo

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    this is what my boot.ini says...

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    the difference is after [operating systems]
    but everything works fine, although I used to have problems after I uninstalled bootxp...
     
  9. dubstar

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    should i just make my own BOOT.INI file? (i recently uninstalled BootXP.)

    the home version would say:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0
    )partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partiti
    on(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home" /fastdetect


    right?
     
  10. GoNz0

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    how do you check the boot path, as i know that can repair the boot.ini
     
  11. dubstar

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    yes
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you gone to what I said above about right clicking my computer? Look in there.
     
  13. dubstar

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    win error message:
    "The C:\boot.ini file can not be opened. Operating System and Timeout Settings can not be changed."

    but then it shows the Startup & Recovery controls


    btw: Doofus. did your sig get tos'd by boomspeed??
     
  14. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Ahhh so it's there but you can't get at it. I would reload bootxp. It has a feature in there to restore the boot.ini before you remove bootxp. Been a long time since I have used it but it is in there somewhere.

    You have to try & gain access to the boot.ini............somehow.
     
  15. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    msconfig to check to boot path and a chance it can repair it as well
     
  16. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Boom Speed Suc big time. I replied to their email saying it is all a big con to get people to using it & then make them pay. Don't even have a chance to get your pics back. :mad:

    Looks like GoNz0 has your problem nailed. :)
     
  17. dubstar

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    yeah, i had a bunch of photos i scanned then deleted on my pc.. a week or two later, GONE!


    oh, i think i fixed my BOOT.INI problem. In the Startup & Recovery controls, i clicked "Edit" in the startup systems area.. and it said "cant find it, want to make a new one?"

    i clicked yes, and now i have one. i wonder why it didnt just make one for me
     
  18. brott8

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    yes..you can also always access your boot.ini file by clicking start --> run : then typing in "msconfig" .. this will bring up several system files that you can have your way with, but be careful as you can screw things up :blink:
     
  19. dubstar

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    are you guys sure

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0

    )partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partiti

    on(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home" /fastdetect

    will work? i have 1 hdd, with 2 partions on it, C:(windows) and M:(multi-media)

    this will work?
     
  20. sboulema

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