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What is ini file error: app path data fail? my laptop wont start

The laptop wont start and when it starts, it some times freezes and turns off, it may also let off one long beep and two short ones before it starts then i get the ini file error:app path data fail, and it does nothing

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  • Lavonia Ford May 11, 2010

    Have you recently added any new hardware or a new program.Sounds to me like something is blocking your normal boot operations.

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REstart your computer and keep pressing F8 till you get the option to boot in safe mode. IF this works then it means a driver or some piece of hardware you added is conflicting. If it still wont boot i would think bad RAM.

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1) Insert your flash drive
2) From the Start Button, type "services.msc" in the "Search programs and files" box
If prompted for Admin Access, answer yes
3) Scroll down to the "Windows Search" service, select it, and click Stop.
4) From the Start Button, type "regedit"
If prompted for Admin Access, answer yes
5) Browse to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search]
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Media buttons on toshiba p305D-s8828 not working. lights on/off have reinstalled TVAP no difference think a hardware problem


Hello,

1.Uninstall and reinstall TVAP so ButtonSetting.ini gets created.

2. Search for ButtonSetting.ini (will be in hidden directory) and copy into C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TBS

3.Open regedit

4.Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\TOSHIBA\TBS

5.Change "Button Path" value data to: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TBS\ButtonSetting.ini
6. REBOOT

Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns

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I have DG31PR Original Motherboard with the system. I have installed Two HDD in the system Now i Want to change the boot order without entering BIOS Setup. Is it possible to press some function key like F7...


I assume you're wanting to automatically boot a different hard-drive? If so, it's a real simple fix. I'll take you through the steps using Windows XP Professional. In the example below we will tell the system to automatically boot Windows 7 if the user does not make a choice in 30 seconds.

1. Open My Computer.
2. Open your C:\ drive.
3. At the top, select Tools -> Folder Options (Picture)
4. Select "Show Hidden Files and Folders," Uncheck "Hide Extensions for known File Types," Uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System Files." (Picture)
5. Locate "boot.ini." (Picture)
6. Right-Click boot.ini and go to "Properties." (Picture)
7. Uncheck "Read-only" and press OK. (Picture)
8. Open boot.ini
9. Find the line corresponding with the system you want to boot automatically every time your system starts. (Picture)
10. Place the system's path into the "Default" slot. (Picture)

NOTE: Only place the system's path into the default slot, not the boot options and description!

11. Save the file and exit boot.ini.
12. Once again, right-click boot.ini and go to Properties. (Picture)
13. Check "Read-only" and press OK. (Picture)
14. Restart your system to ensure the changes were made correctly and that your system starts the correct operating system.

CAUTION: Altering the lines below "[operating systems]" can change the way you system starts and might prevent your system from starting! DO NOT ALTER ANY ENTRIES BELOW "[operating systems]" UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING! Altering the "Default" slot will not harm your system as long as you enter a system path that is described in the "[operating system]" sector.


Altering boot.ini the way we just did tells the system to automatically start Windows 7 if the user does not make a choice in 30 seconds. Additionally, if you want the timer to run for say 1-3 seconds, you can alter the "timeout" value to read something similar to: timeout=2
That way when the system will automatically boot the "default" system in 2 seconds if the user doesn't make a choice. NOTE: Don't forget, you can't alter boot.ini unless "Read-only" is unchecked. Also, don't forget to check it again once you're finished editing boot.ini.

Let me know if this solved your problem, or if you were wondering how to do something else.

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.INI files are plain-text files that contain configuration information. These files are used by Windows and Windows-based applications to save information about your preferences and operating environment. "INI" stands for initialization.
Format of .INI Files.INI files contain one or more sections. Each section begins with a section name, which is followed by zero or more entries. An entry associates a keyname with a value. The general format is:

[section]
keyname=value

Comments can also be included in the file by prefacing the comment with a semicolon (;).

Windows and Windows for Workgroups use several standard .INI files for storing configuration information. These files are WIN.INI, SYSTEM.INI, PROTOCOL.INI, PROGMAN.INI, CONTROL.INI, WINFILE.INI, MSMAIL.INI, SHARED.INI, and SCHDPLUS.INI. Windows-based programs may also add sections and entries to WIN.INI, and they may add .INI files in the Windows directory.

Editing .INI FilesBecause .INI files use only plain text, they can be edited using any text editor or word processor. .INI Master also has a built-in text editor for making corrections in the .INI files you are diagnosing.

To create a custom Setup.ini file:
  1. Start the Setup INI Customization Wizard.
  2. Type the path to your Office XP administrative installation point, and then click Next. The wizard searches the specified network share for a Setup.ini file.
  3. From the administrative installation point, select an INI file on which to base your custom INI file. Or, click Browse to go to a different location and select a file. Click Next.
  4. Under Logging, select a logging mode, and then type a name for the log file or template. Click Default to use the logging mode that is specified in the INI file. Click Verbose to use all logging options. Note that verbose logging creates very large log files.
  5. Under Display, select a default display setting, and then click Next. The wizard searches the administrative installation point for additional packages (MSI files) that you can chain to the Office installation.
  6. Select the check boxes next to the packages that you want to include in your custom INI file, add packages or programs (EXE files) that are stored in another location, and then click Next.
  7. Use the arrow keys to determine the order in which you want Setup.exe to install the chained packages. The System Files Update package is always installed first (if required), followed by the Office XP package. You can change the order in which subsequent chained packages are installed.
  8. Select each package, specify the options that you want for that package, and then click Next. For each package, you can specify an MST file and a unique display setting, as well as additional property values.
  9. To add additional property-value pairs to your custom INI file, select a package, click Advanced Properties, type the properties and values that you want, and then click Next. The wizard displays a summary of the changes to save in the custom INI file.
  10. Click Save As, and then type a name and path for your INI file. The wizard supplies a sample Setup command line that specifies your custom INI file with the /settings option.
  11. Click Finish to quit the wizard.

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