error message

  hawker67 05:05 17 Oct 2007
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im having no troubles in loading windows xp but during load up i get a message saying INVALID BOOT.INI FILE.. LOADING FROM \C:WINDOWS\.. what does this mean and can iget around it some way??please help....

  Trackrat 10:55 17 Oct 2007

Insert the Windows XP CD
Restart the computer
When prompted to Press any key to boot from CD, press the Space bar
At the Welcome to Setup message, press R to start the Recovery Console
If you multi-boot this computer, select the installation of Windows XP that failed to start.
When prompted, type the administrator password
Press Enter
When the command prompt opens type
bootcfg /list
Press Enter to display the entries in the boot.ini file
Type bootcfg /rebuild
Press Enter to scan your hard drives for Windows NT-based installations
Follow the on-screen instructions to add installations to the boot.ini file
Example
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1

[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
At the Yes/No/All prompt, respond with Y
When a you receive a message similar to Enter Load Identifier, type the boot menu description
Press Enter
When prompted to Enter OS Load options, type
/fastdetect
Press Enter
Type Exit to restart your computer normally

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