Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I have 2 Operating Systems in a computer namely Windows XP(SP3) in C:\ & Windows Server 2003 in D:\ .
I've deleted the file BOOT.INI accidentaly form X:\ drive(X:\ means all drives like C:\,D:\,......I:\), considering it as virus file. It's location is X:\boot.ini by default. Is that file was virus?
After that incidence, During the every booting my computer tells me:
Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:\WINDOWS\
and starts the XP operating System automatically without asking for Server 2003.
There is no good guide for this situation on the internet.
The problem is that i dont have my xp cd so i cant get it
So how can i get this file back??
That's not a virus. Boot.ini is a default file needed for Windows OS to boot.
Fortunately, you can recreate the boot.ini files
This is a sample of the above Boot.ini file with a previous installation of Windows 2000 on a separate partition. [boot loader]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
Simple way to add operating system on a separate partition:
At the command prompt, type: bootcfg /copy /d Operating System Description /ID# Where Operating System Description is a text description (e.g. Windows XP Home Edition), and where # specifies the boot entry ID in the operating systems section of the BOOT.INI file from which the copy has to be made.
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Posted on Dec 28, 2008
SOURCE: Hello, I have 2 Operating
i) I understand what ru trying to say, I'm afraid that iam not providing u with the right solution, however would try my level best:
a boot.ini file contains this text for Windows XP;
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
so i want u type this text exactly in an note pad and save it as boot.ini and copy it from where you detled it.....hope so it works....
try making some changes to it(so that it will be Microsoft Windows 2003 server.....as it is the text for Microsfot Windows XP Professional)
note(imp): here "noexecute=optin /fastdetect " comes next to the "Microsoft Windows XP Professsional" which is above it....
when logon into Windows XP go to start button----->Click on Run------>type msconfig in text box----->
highlight BOOT.ini, you will see the above text ......
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