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Is there any way to access "msconfig" through ubuntu?


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Posted 27 February 2010 - 06:21 PM

Hello, currently i am unable to boot up windows on my pc and instead i am booting off of a copy of ubuntu. I was wondering, since you can use ubuntu to access files on your harddrive, is there anyway to access msconfig through ubuntu? thanx

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:22 AM

You can't access MSConfig, but (on Windows XP, 200) you can edit the C:\boot.ini file which holds most of the MSConfig settings.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:37 AM

You can't access MSConfig, but (on Windows XP, 200) you can edit the C:\boot.ini file which holds most of the MSConfig settings.

hmmm, ok, the reason i want to access msconfig is because i had unknowingly changed my system's boot settings in msconfig to booting into safemode on startup. The problem is, safemode does not load at all and only crashes. I looked at the C:\boot.ini file, and saw the following:

[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 Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /safeboot:network

Seeing this, do you know if i could edit this to where my comp would boot into NORMAL mode rather than safe mode?

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:23 AM

I looked at the C:\boot.ini file, and saw the following:

[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 Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /safeboot:network

Seeing this, do you know if i could edit this to where my comp would boot into NORMAL mode rather than safe mode?

Remove the "/safeboot:network" parameter (bolded) and save the file. This should allow Windows to boot normally.
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