You have found the problem with the boot.ini file .... there isn't one: You need to create one.
to create a new file.
I expect you will then see prompts that will go something like ...
The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
Add Installation To Boot List?
Assuming the information you see is correct, enter "Y
" and press <ENTER>
Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation.
You will then be asked to "Enter Load Identifier
This is the name of the operating system that will appear in boot menus.
Type "Microsoft Windows XP Professional
... "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
" ... and press <ENTER> (no quotation marks)
Next you'll be asked to "Enter OS Load Options
For a normal installation, enter "/fastdetect
" and press <ENTER> (no quotation marks)
Let us know if you have any problems creating a boot.ini file that works properly (no error message).
Edited by AustrAlien, 29 November 2011 - 12:47 AM.