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Have I Found A Fix?!?!?!


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#1 w0lfm4n

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 03:36 AM

Ok... here goes.
My comp hasn't got a boot.ini. I have no idea why. Secondhand pc's, anyways. When I start up, there is a message saying "invalid boot.ini starting from windows" or something. There is a boot.ini.backup This is what is inside it...
[boot loader]
timeout=3
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" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Is it possible for me to paste it into a notepad, name it boot.ini and save it to windows directory?

And speaking of /fastdetect. If that was removed... would it stop it searchin the fast track ide when I start up? It searches, then tells me there is no drives attatche, and bios isn't loaded.
How can I stop that?
Any suggestions would be spectacular, and would solve a 4 day migraine.
Thanx

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 06:37 AM

It's safer to rebuild boot.ini from the Recovery Console by using the command "bootcfg /rebuild"

But, you can try the boot.ini that you've found as long as you're sure that the C: drive is "partition (1)" on your first hard drive.

Boot.ini switches: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963892.aspx
More about boot.ini: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
Even more about boot.ini: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/102873
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Posted 14 June 2008 - 06:39 AM

Ya, there is definitely no other partion on this pc. Would you know about how to turn that fast track thing off by any chance too please?

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 06:43 AM

If I don't reply in this post within a day... you know that it didn't work, and I am in deep bleepe :\
*crosses fingers* and thanx

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 06:55 AM

Ok... it still says same error... thats bad news :thumbsup: good news is... it didnt STOP me from booting up :flowers:
I paste it into c:\windows yes. so boot.ini is IN windows? I don't put it into another folder?
I have saved you rc, and put it to disc... using nero... but it won't let me burn it as a bootable cd or dvd. It searches for a image then...
Please stay and touch and help me with through this. I am not a total illiterate.. I do know my way round.. :trumpet:

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 07:33 AM

C:\Windows\boot.ini is (I believe) malware related.
C:\boot.ini is the correct location.

I suspect that you're still infected, so I'll move this over to the Am I Infected forum....
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:06 AM

Was pretty pointless moving me here, considering I was already here... boopme got me to do a malware scan, come up nothing. And...

I paste it into c:\windows yes. so boot.ini is IN windows? I don't put it into another folder?

I asked if I pasted the boot.ini there. It wasn't put there by anything, anyone... other than me




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