Boot.ini??????


B

Bob

Hello everyone,
Can someone tell me what the boot.ini in the system config is suppose to
look like.
My OS tries to boot twice, it starts the boot then stops then loads the
icons to the desk top.
I am using win xp pro and my boot.ini has a
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk=(0)partition(1)\windows
and then on another line the same thing without the default
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk=(0)partition(1)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional"/fastdetect
is this right? Also how do you change the Boot.ini if what I have is wrong.
Thank you in advance
Bob
 
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J

johnf

Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced tab/Start up & recovery
tab/Settings/Edit

Did you type that or copy/paste, as there are a couple of differences there?
* (0)rdisk=(0) * (= ???)
* Professional"/fastdetect * ??? (no space between " & /)

It should look like below.

[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
Professional" /fastdetect
 
M

Michael Cecil

Hello everyone,
Can someone tell me what the boot.ini in the system config is suppose to
look like.
My OS tries to boot twice, it starts the boot then stops then loads the
icons to the desk top.
I am using win xp pro and my boot.ini has a
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk=(0)partition(1)\windows
and then on another line the same thing without the default
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk=(0)partition(1)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"/fastdetect
is this right? Also how do you change the Boot.ini if what I have is wrong.
Thank you in advance
Bob
That looks pretty much correct. A basic XP Pro install to
the first IDE haddrive would have this:

[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 Professional" /fastdetect

If you mean that it seems to pause in the middle of booting
and then continue, perhaps flashing the screen once or twice
- that is normal.
 
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R

roger

Hi Bob,

Hello everyone,
Can someone tell me what the boot.ini in the system config is suppose to
look like.
My OS tries to boot twice, it starts the boot then stops then loads the
icons to the desk top.
I am using win xp pro and my boot.ini has a
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk=(0)partition(1)\windows
and then on another line the same thing without the default
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk=(0)partition(1)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional"/fastdetect
is this right? Also how do you change the Boot.ini if what I have is wrong.
Thank you in advance
Bob
You can edit the boot.ini:

-Booting from a Windows 98 floppy, going to the root directory and
using the edit command:
edit boot.ini

Or if you can boot to your system, go to the C:\boot.ini file and open
it; you might want to create a back-up copy first.

The easiest route would be going to Start > run > msconfig
Going to the boot.ini tab and clicking on
"Check all paths."

Good luck
 

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