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invalid BOOT.INI file

by pitbul / February 15, 2004 11:43 PM PST

Ever since I updated my Windows XP for home with the latest "security update" from Microsoft, I get an "invalid BOOT.INI" message when I turn on my computer. On the next line it reads something like "booting from c:\windows" ... after that, it does go ahead and boot up and everything seems to be working fine. Should I attempt to create another "valid" BOOT.INI .... or leave well enough alone? Any thoughts? Help? Thanks!!

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Re:invalid BOOT.INI file
by fish04 / February 15, 2004 11:57 PM PST
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how the hell can you pc users put up with this. I used to be like you stuck on my pc but i was fedup and decided to get a mac. im never going back. There are never any problems. it works perfectly. Just be aventurous. go to the store and just try a mac an.

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sooooo ....
by pitbul / February 16, 2004 12:45 AM PST

... i guess ... other than switching to a MAC .... you have no actual help to offer.

unfortunately ... i'm way too entrenched to the pc platform.

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See if this helps....
by Michael Geist / February 16, 2004 12:49 AM PST
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I know exactly the problem is (invalid boot.ini)
by munny200 / December 18, 2005 7:31 AM PST
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go to contro panel and choose system and choose advance and choose startup and recovrey seting and click on system star up edit box and past the folowing comand in to the note page and save it.

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

note: don't forget to save it and reboot the system.

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