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01-31-2003, 08:19 PM
at boot i get this: invalid boot ini file booting from c:\windows\ where would i go to fix this in xp pro beside system restore,since i have it shut down.Thanks

01-31-2003, 10:07 PM
With XP you could boot with the CD in the drive and it will give you options including repairing the install. I would try that and see if it is fixed.


02-01-2003, 12:08 AM
dah why didn't i think of that? Thanks Budfred
it did not work = where would be the ini files in xp

02-01-2003, 09:27 PM
in msconfig there are no system ini files showing.are they hidden?

02-01-2003, 11:22 PM
Probably. WinXP tends to be set up to protect you from yourself, so most system files and a number of other files are hidden. If you haven't checked it out already, you might want to check out BlackViper's site for info on how to get XP running more efficiently.



02-02-2003, 06:37 AM
found the site about 1 year ago or more not sure thur. great site. think i am going to f disk anyway. but wanted to solve the problem first.put kazza in for 5 days.before i've f disk. so i'll do this like i planned. have new hhd to install. so i'll go this route.do not like it but.

02-02-2003, 10:02 AM
Hawk, you can edit the boot.ini file using notepad. You can check it out in msconfig and make some changes there. If you have a standard setup I can give you the wording if you want it.

02-02-2003, 10:23 PM
Steve in msconfig, in system ini there is nothing showing just a blank screen.so yes i would like the wording to it. Thanks i think it's a standard setup. sofware installed
Ahead software - NeroMIX Version 1, 2, 1, 4*
- LANGUAGE_English2 Version 5, 5, 10, 0*
Ahead Software AG - InfoTool Application Version 1, 0, 3, 3*
Ahead Software AG - Nero CD Speed Application Version 1, 0, 2, 0*
ahead software gmbh, karlsbad - Cover Designer Version 2, 2, 1, 11*
America Online, Inc. - AOL Instant Messenger Version 5.1.3036*
Belarc Advisor and BelLive - Belarc's Content Personalization with Privacy Version 5.0m*
BitDefender Professional Version 6, 5, 0, 0*
Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.0*
Creative Control Panel FrameWork Version 1.10*
Creative Disc Detector Version 2.0*
Creative Manual Linker Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
Creative MiniDisc Center Version 1.01*
Creative On-line Registration System Version*
Creative Recorder Version 2.00*
Creative Restore Defaults Application Version 1, 0, 0, 0*
Creative Surround Mixer Version*
Creative Technology Ltd - MDBUtil Application Version*
Creative Technology Ltd. - AudioHQ Version 1.13.0*
Creative Technology Ltd. - CTEaxSpl Version 1, 0, 0, 2*
Creative Technology Ltd. - NOMAD Detector Version*
Creative Technology Ltd. - PlayCenter Version*
Creative WaveStudio Version*
Decoder Configuration *
DivX Player 2.0 Alpha *
Erik Deppe - DriveSpeed Version 1, 6, 1, 0*
HdPhDetector Application Version 1, 0, 0, 0*
InstallShield Software Corporation - DemoShield Player Version 6.53*
InterVideo Inc. - WinDVD Application Version 4.0* iolo technologies, LLC - System Mechanic Version*
LRCfg Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 6.00.2800.1106*
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Journal Viewer Version 1.5.2315.0*
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 2.0.3312.0*
Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01*
Microsoft Corporation - Zone.com Version 1.2.626.1*
Microsoft Windows Media Player Version*
Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Version*
Mixman Studio Remixer Version 3.0*
MixMeister Version 3, 1, 0, 0*
MooSoft Development - TCActive! Version*
MooSoft Development - The Cleaner Version*
MooSoft Live Update Version*
MurphyShield Application Version 1, 0, 0, 20*
PepiMK Software - SpyBot-S&D Version 1.1*
Quarantine Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
RegCleaner The same as the FileVersion*
SB Audigy Quick Start *
SOFTWIN S.R.L. - AntiVirus eXpert Language Version 6, 2, 0, 0*
SOFTWIN S.R.L. - AntiVirus eXpert Professional Version 6.2*
SOFTWIN S.R.L. - BitDefender Professional Version 6.5*
Submision Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
Virtos GmbH - WaveEdit DLL Version 1, 0, 5, 0*
Voice Editor *
WinRAR *
Zone Labs Inc. - Internet Access Monitor Version 3.1.395*
ZoneAlarm Version 3.1.395*

02-03-2003, 06:13 AM
Try this

"Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows Could Not Start" Error Messages When You Start Your Computer

02-03-2003, 02:58 PM
Hawk, I'm not exactly sure of what you're looking for. At the start of the thread you're talking about the boot.ini file and then you change to system.ini.

On my XP install, I have various drivers listed. I doubt that it would be the same for yours.

Follow the info in THIS (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;Q289022/) link if you need to edit your boot.ini file.

Hope this helps...:)

BTW, make sure you have "show system files" enabled in Folder Options. That might be why you can't see the system.ini files.

02-04-2003, 12:46 AM
steve in msconfig there is no boot ini files. this is where i thought it was. there are no system ini file also. thought this was part of the same problem Sylvander thanks will get back.

02-04-2003, 03:17 AM
Sylvander thanks it worked like a charm, for boot ini files. still in msconfig under system files there is nothing.