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Old 01-31-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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I just restarted from installing norton system works 2005 and Nvidia Chipset Drivers and now my pc dont load and it says :
Cannot Find Boot.INI
Load From C:\windows\

HELP??
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:36 PM   #2
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somehow your boot.ini got erased..this file tells the computer where to look for the os
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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Do a system restore to retrieve it; it can't get erased just like that.
Boot in safe boot and choose the option to do a system restore. If you manage to get your system back up, save the file on a diskette, and re-install your program and drivers.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:55 AM   #4
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Do you have a backup on a floppy? You can just copy it to the correct location. I believe its in ur systme32 folder, but do a search to make sure.
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Boot into the recovery console from your xp disk. Than issue the command MAKEMBR or FIXMBR. I can't remember which one it was. MBR is the master boot record, which is your boot.ini file.
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:38 AM   #6
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^^^Never knew you could do that. Great tip. If i knew about that long ago it woulda saved me many a reinstall of the OS...
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