Boot.ini :?:

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    talrejaharish New Member

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    Hey,

    I Deleted my boot.ini file from C drive by mistake as i deleted al other extra supposdly waste files...

    can anyone tell me how to restore it

    im using Windows XP SP2
     
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    boot from a bootable disk into dos
    create a file called boot.ini
    and copy paste the following into it
    Code:
    [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=OptIn
    
    remove the /noexecute=optin if u want to disable DEP
    then run this command
    Code:
     attrib +a +r +h +s boot.ini 
    now remove ur bootable disk and restart ur computer
     
  3. gxsaurav

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    Even if U have deleted the Boot.ini, while loading, Windows will automatically load from C:\Windows so simply place this file in your c:\ drive & hide it

    my boot.ini is

    Windows XP SP2, 1 HD 2 Partitions, use my only if U have same, 1 HD & 2 Partitions
     
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    talrejaharish New Member

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    to the best of my knowledge ... boot.ini files differ for different systems !!

    and my knowledge is not that good ... so me askin ull for help ...

    so can anyone here make a boot.ini for the followin :

    C: FAT32 with Win XP SP2
    D: NTFS
    E: FAT32
    G: FAT32
    H: FAT32

    F: and I: are CD - ROM and Writer !!
     
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    Boot ini file hase the booting info....as to what OS u have and on which partition......u donn need diff boot.ini files for diff part.......the 1 given above is just fine....Place it in ur Root part..ie c:\ n ur done.....
     
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    if u still can't fix ya boot.ini.... then boot into xp recovery console by pressring R at windows CD bootup...

    then use

    bootcfg

    command there... it will search/fix/restore/create boot.ini options and listings for all ur windows installations...
     
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