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invalid boot.ini?

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jasonb

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#1
whenever i start my computer before the windows xp logo loads the computer would say....

Invalid boot.ini
c:\windows\

how do i fix this?
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#2
Try this

create a new notepad file and type the data below

save the file as boot.ini on ur C: drive
(remember the extension should be *.ini)

[boot loader]
timeout=0
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


:cool:
 
#7
if he/she has one 2 OSs it should be like this


[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
C:\="Microsoft Windows"


if one the C:\="Microsoft Windows" must be erased
 

yoyo

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#10
:D Octopus, the [ in front of bootloader is missing :D apart from that very good point. May be exactly this is the cause of the problem.
jasonb is using Pro (found out by clicking 'Find users posts' ) but just in case someone else has the problem, the term for home is "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition"

For some strange reason it is not possible to post such a file here without the lines getting broken, don't know if it really matters but to make sure

Line1 : [boot loader]
2: timeout=0
3: default=multi(0)disk(.......
4: [operating systems]
5: multi(0)disk(.......

Btw you can edit the boot.ini in msconfig (Start - run)
 
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jasonb

Guest
#12
thanx for the posts i will try them now

but i got my post wrong it should be

----------------------------------
Invalid boot.ini file
Booting from c:\windows\
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i hope it's the same
 

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