invalid boot.ini file keeps appearing on boot up ?

  andy63walsh 08:12 02 Feb 2007
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invalid boot.ini file, booting from C:windows..... keeps appearing on boot up of my laptop, what is this ? Is it a fault ?

  ed-0 09:14 02 Feb 2007

Right click my computer > properties > advanced > startup and recovery > system start up > edit. Like click here

What does yours say?

  andy63walsh 09:27 02 Feb 2007

When i do that it says "boot.ini file cannot be opened operating system and timeout settings cant be changed" then it goes to another screen not like the one you showed me !

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:30 02 Feb 2007

Does it boot into windows?

If so
Start- run - type msconfig press OK
boot.ini tab - check all boot paths

then retry.

  andy63walsh 20:04 02 Feb 2007

Hi, I done what you said 'fruit bat' but can't find boot.ini tab there.

  woodchip 20:49 02 Feb 2007

Try this. First press Windows Key plus E to open Windows Explorer. Under C:\ look for Boot.ini

If you can see it, rename it by putting a X at the end of boot as BootX.ini. If you are running XP home,
Open Notepad and copy this below into Notepad

[boot loader]

timeout=30

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptI
Copy all the above text then paste into Notepad, I have put a Space in-between each line of text. You should remove these spaces, then save to C:\ with the name Boot.ini

  andy63walsh 11:28 03 Feb 2007

Thanks, I think that has worked.

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