boot.ini file windows 2000 server

  TomG 16:33 26 Oct 2005
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Hi

I'm trying to find the boot.ini file in win2k server. I've searched the c drive manally (with show hidden files option selected) and usung the search file tool but no luck - any ideas anyone?

Thanks

  SANTOS7 17:15 26 Oct 2005

he boot.ini file is on the system partition at the root of the drive, usually C:\boot.ini. However, it's a hidden file, which is probably why you can't see it. Perform the following steps to find the file:

1. Start a Command session (Start, Run, cmd.exe).
2. Type the following command (ah stands for "attribute hidden"):
c:\boot.ini /ah

3. You should see the boot.ini file. If you can't find the file on the root of the C drive, you might have some boot software installed or the C drive isn't the active partition. Check the root of each drive with the dir /ah command.

To remove the hidden attribute from the boot.ini file, type the following command from a Command session:

attrib c:\boot.ini -s -h -r

This command removes the system (s), hidden (h), and read-only (r) flags. You must remove the system attribute to remove the hidden attribute. Now, you can modify the file. After you've modified it, you should reset the attributes:

attrib c:\boot.ini +s +h +r

  TomG 18:20 26 Oct 2005

Found it!

Thanks chaps

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