Losing the boot

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Annetta, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. Annetta

    Annetta Guest

    I dual-boot '95/XP on a mix of fat32 and ntfs partitions. I've heard horror stories of people unable to boot because they messed up their boot files and this gives me nightmares that one sad day this might happen to me too. As I'm not sure how the boot process works, how would I repair that? For the time being, I've put ntldr and boot.ini onto a floppy. Would these 2 files solve the problem if I restored them to the root of C: in case I lost my... booting power?

    Cheers all. Annette
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That's exactly why they couldn't boot back up. They messed up their boot.ini. Leave it alone & it won't give you any grief.