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help...changed boot.ini file****EDIT*** Fixed

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by randy88k5, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. randy88k5

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    Fixed Prolem, thanks anyway.



     
    Last edited: May 1, 2005
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  3. newyorkin

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    I don't think your system is even reading boot.ini. Either way, before messing with it, make a backup copy of it...

    If you can boot to dos (win98 startup disk), at the command prompt, type "Fdisk /mbr" and hit enter, then reboot and see what happens. That will restore your master boot record to hopefully point to the boot.ini (there's a chance it will point directly to win98).

    Unless you encrypted the ntfs drives without saving a backup key, they shouldn't be lost. Absolute worst case, you can reinstall winxp over the top and regain access to them (unless they're encrypted, which I dount, then you're possibly screwed if you can't get back into the current install of XP).
     

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