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#1 Topnotch242


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Posted 09 March 2006 - 03:25 PM

HI. Anyone know how to use the syntax/code “message=/boot/message” that would add a message in the boot.ini file as windows XP boots up. What I know so far is the syntax/code but don’t know how to apply it to the boot.ini file. Do I need to make a text file with the message and where or what directory would I put that text file in, and how would I connect that file name with the syntax/code so that the boot.ini file would read the code and file name? Thanks in advance for all the help.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 06:11 PM

Make a backup of the boot.ini file before making any changes. The boot.ini file is located:

Start > My Computer > C: (or whatever drive Windows is installed on)

It is a hidden system file, so in order to see it you need to click on:

Tools > Folder Options > View tab

Click the radio button next to: Show Hidden Files and Folders. Then uncheck the next two selections: Hide extensions for known file types, and: Hide protected operating system files. Then click ok to get past a warning that you will receive, then you can view, copy, or modify the boot.ini file.

Another way to access the boot.ini file for editing is to go to:

Start > right click on My Computer > Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery Settings > Edit

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