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Messed up boot.ini

by GranPaSmurf / December 6, 2010 4:29 AM PST

working on XP Pro problem, will only boot in safe mode, and now I got the boot.ini to ALWAYS boot into safe mode with command prompt. How can I re-write boot.ini to work normally from inside the command prompt of safe mode?

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I never did that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2010 4:34 AM PST
In reply to: Messed up boot.ini

While there is the boot off the XP CD and commands to manipulate the boot.ini I rarely used that. What did I do? I booted a LINUX CD and ran that from CD without installing. I also didn't "learn linux" but clicked around to browse the C drive and edit the boot.ini.

With boot.ini in the editor I could duplicate the line that had the /safemode switch and make a copy without that for testing.
Bob

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thanks for quick reply
by GranPaSmurf / December 6, 2010 6:14 AM PST
In reply to: I never did that.

I bet I have old Ubuntu disks that might work for that, but I kept fiddlin' with it & finally did what I should have done earlier. I did a system restore from way back, last JULY! So now I have a functional safe mode. I will consider this thread closed & start a new one for help with my real problem. Tha' machine won't boot EXCEPT in safe mode!

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