boot.ini file missing

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by napalmnthemorning, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    So I downloaded SyleXP and I downloaded some really cool wallpaper and themes and then I thought I'd get some new boot screens. So I'm reading the install instructions and when I go to extract to boot.ini file its NoT TheReeee... I did several searches in explorer. Anybody know where the _uck I put it,.. I mean where it went,.. Can I redownload from somewhere or can I extract from my XP disk..
     
  2. NetRyder

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    Make sure you're displaying hidden files as well as "protected operating system files" (uncheck those two boxes in Folder Options)
    boot.ini should be in your root directory (C:\)
     
  3. napalmnthemorning

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    thanks NetRyder, I'm unchecking and searching now.. back in a flash.. Sorry I'm slow to reply since my mail accounts are _ucked up..
     
  4. napalmnthemorning

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    Still couldn't find it. I have my primary drive as G: No sign of boot.ini What the ..... unchecked folder options.. weird..
     
  5. NetRyder

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    Without the boot.ini file you wouldn't be able to get into Windows, so it has to be somewhere on your hard drive.

    Open Windows Explorer, hit Tools>Folder Options. Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and select "Show hidden files and folders"

    Then check again in G:\ (or the root directory of any other drive if it's not there)
    Let me know if you still can't find it.
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    The Boot.ini is always going to be placed on C:\ or the primary partition on the primary harddrive.
     
  7. yoyo

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    Once you have found the boot.ini file what are you going to do with it?
    Me wonders what "..when I go to extract to boot.ini file.." means.

    If you want to edit your boot.ini file you can do it in system properties.
    Right click "My Computer" icon > properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery - Settings > System startup - click the "edit" button. This opens boot.ini in notepad.

    Btw. you know how to use recovery console, don't you?
     
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  9. napalmnthemorning

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    Sorry guys. Just got my email messages since Lycos went crazy this last week. So I "unchecked hide protected system files" and rebooted and ran a search in my G: drive (Primary) and only found the boot.ini notepad, and yoyo I'm looking for it so I can install some new boot screens from StyleXP, so other then that I don't need to find it.
     
  10. yoyo

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    "boot.ini notepad" ???
     
  11. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    well I know you can see whats in the boot.ini via msconfig....theres another command you can run which loads up boot, win, system ini files in an editor but I cant remember what it is off the top of my head....
     
  12. napalmnthemorning

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    I don't know where else it would be YoYo. Like I said I was only needing it to load up some new boot screens from SyleXP. I'm probably not following the suggestions properly. I review and try again.