invalid boot ini file

  Trackrat 15:41 21 Dec 2003

comp spec XP2200 1gb DDr2100 memory AS Rock mobo MSI 4800 graphics and XP Home OS.
When I start up I get the usual splash screen then when that goes off I get a screen that says
Invalid boot INI file
Boot from C:/windows/
Then it goes into the windows start up screen as normal,
Has anyone got any thoughts on what might have caused this and how to cure it.
Regards Alan

  powerless 15:50 21 Dec 2003

Click Start, run, type:


Click OK.

Copy and paste the text and post it back.

  Trackrat 15:56 21 Dec 2003

Tried that and it says cannot find C:\boot.ini file, and tells me to make sure it is spelled correctly and typed correctly.
is their anything else to try.

  Demora 16:02 21 Dec 2003

I had the same problem on 03.12.2003 if you type in a search for 'Boot.ini problem it should take you to my posting and the solutions that were given to me.

They worked and no more problem with pc.


  powerless 16:02 21 Dec 2003

Start, Run, Type:


Click OK.

BOOT.INI, Check all Boot paths, what does it reply with?

To copy the text:

Start, Control Panel, System, Advanced, Settings (last one), Edit.

  Trackrat 16:15 21 Dec 2003

Their is no boot.ini file in their. the headings are General, System.ini, Win.ini, services and startup.

  powerless 16:18 21 Dec 2003

click here Demora solved it.

  Trackrat 16:33 21 Dec 2003

Have just been looking at that thread and found it.[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect.
Does it look like I should change anything as the file did not have a bak extension

  Trackrat 23:16 21 Dec 2003

I just did a system restore and the problem was solved.
Thanks for the information Powerless & Demora

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