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When I try to run the installation disk I get the following error: The Directory name is invalid.

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Invalid boot file ini fix dell opti plex 270


bonvicin66,

Unfortunately, you are going to need to have a Windows Disk to run a Repair Install from the disk. If running a repair install does not resolve the boot.ini error you will need to format and reinstall Windows.
To get a Windows disk you can search the internet for a disk. If you are in the US you can try getting a disk from the link below.

Dell Backup Media Online Request Form

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Dell Social Media and Communities

Jan 15, 2013 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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Chkdsk.exe


check hard disk health
Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
goi to run type cmd in run, open cmd as administrator

TYPE

CHKDSK [drive:][[path]filename] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/L[:size]]
Key
[drive:] The drive to check.

filename File(s) to check for fragmentation (FAT only).

/F Automatically Fix file system errors on the disk.
/X Fix file system errors on the disk, (Win2003 and above)
dismounts the volume first, closing all open file handles.

/R Scan for and attempt Recovery of bad sectors.

/V Display the full path and name of every file on the disk.

/L:size NTFS only: change the log file size to the specified number of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays the current log size and the drive type
(FAT or NTFS).
/C Skip directory corruption checks.
/I Skip corruption checks that compare directory entries to the
file record segment (FRS) in the volume's master file table (MFT)Example:

on May 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions


Symptoms:
Black screen
"Invalid Partition Table"
"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"


Cause:
Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR

--

Symptoms:
"A disk read error occurred"
"NTLDR is missing"
"NTLDR is compressed"


Cause:
Corrupt boot sector

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector

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Symptoms:
"BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
"Boot device inaccessible"
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"


Cause:
BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI

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Symptoms:
"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"


Cause:
Corrupt/missing system hive

Resolution:
1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media


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Symptoms:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."


Cause:
Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI

Resolution:
Check the boot volume is accessible

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Symptoms:
Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows

Cause:
System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64

Resolution:
Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume

on May 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do I fix the problem "Incorrect Parameter when opening file?"


You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. If you don't like the letter Windows has assigned to a new drive or you want to organize your drive letters in a certain way, you can change the drive letter. You can assign the letters C through Z to each drive on your computer. A and B are usually reserved for floppy disk drives, but if your computer does not have floppy disk drives, you can assign A and B to volumes. You can see which drive letters are used on your computer by opening Computer. Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation In the Navigation pane, click Disk Management Right-click the partition or drive that you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Do one of the following To assign a drive letter if one has not already been assigned, click Add, click the letter that you want to use, and then click OK To remove a drive letter, click Remove, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to remove it. You might need to do some diagnostics to find out what is wrong. If you have nothing to lose, format the machine.

or You have to erase the entries from the Registry. Run RegEdit. Source(s): click start type regedit press enter or Use the registry editor and find the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevic...

F: as in whatever drive you want to change, and then just change F: to G: or If the installation is being run from a network location or if the installation is being run from a directory structure that is several levels deep (resulting in having too many characters in the path name), this error may occur. Follow these steps to fix this error: Copy all the installation files (setup.exe and all other files in the same directory) from the network location or source media (such as the CD) by pressing Ctrl + A or Edit > Select All. Create a folder on your local hard drive (e.g., Desktop) by right-clicking and selecting New > Folder. Paste (Ctrl + V) the installation files into the folder. Double-click setup.exe to run the installation locally. If the scenarios above are not related to or did not resolve this issue, the error might be caused by something specific to your computer. The following general troubleshooting tips might help resolve the issue: Clean the Temp Directory Install ikernel Hope this helps.

Jan 01, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Error Message 'F:\ setup.exe is not a valid win32 application'


This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  1. File is corrupt, bad, or missing.
  2. File is not designed for your version of Windows.
  3. File is a virus, worm, or other malware file.
  4. Hardware incompatibility.
Answer: File is corrupt, bad, or missing
If the file or program you're attempting to run is corrupt or missing, Windows will be unable to execute the file properly and sometimes generate this error message.
Download files
If you downloaded this file and verified it is complete and compatible with your version of Windows, delete the file and try downloading and running it again. It's possible during the download that the file became corrupted.
Finally, if the second download does not work, try downloading the file from a different webpage. It is possible that the person or company maintaining the website mistakenly uploaded a corrupt version of the file you're attempting download.
Installing a program from a CD or other disk
If you're attempting to install a program and are getting this error, verify that the CD is clean. If the CD is dirty or bad, you could get this error during the install and/or get this error after the program has been installed because it was not copied properly onto the computer.
  • Additional information about cleaning a CD can be found on our cleaning page.
Running a program from the computer
If you're running the program from a shortcut on the computer, verify that the program is still on the computer. In some cases if the program is no longer installed on the computer you may get this error.
If the hard disk drive is corrupted or bad it can also cause working programs to fail either because not all the data can be read from the hard disk drive or because the program has become corrupted while on the drive. Run scandisk and defrag on the hard disk drive to check for any potential errors.
Long file name issue
Make sure the program or file you're attempting to run does not contain the same name as the long file name directory it is contained in. For example, executing a file named "program" in the "program files" directory can cause errors in some versions of Windows.
Additionally, if you're attempting to install a program and after the install the program does not work, you may also want to try installing the program in a different directory.
Bad file
Any file can be changed or renamed to be a .exe file. If you're downloading the file, make sure the file is supposed to be a .exe file and that it's not being changed. If you're attempting to create a .exe, file make sure you're compiling the file for Windows and never just rename a file to a .exe file. For example, renaming a .bat file to a .exe file will not make the file an executable file. For a file to become an executable file it needs to either be compiled or converted through a software program designed to convert the file.
File is not designed for your version of Windows
If you're trying to run a program that is not designed for your version of Windows you may get this error. Although many older programs designed to work in older versions of Windows will work with new versions of Windows, unfortunately, not all programs will work.
  • If the program is an older MS-DOS program or early Windows program you may get this error.
  • If the program is designed for a 64-bit version of Windows and you're running it in a 32-bit version of Windows, it will not work and generate this error.

Mar 18, 2009 | PC Desktops

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WinXP Tips And Tricks, Winsock 2 repair


Repairing Damaged Winsock2

The symptoms when Winsock2 is damaged show when you try to release and renew the IP address using IPCONFIG...

And you get the following error message:

An error occurred while renewing interface internet': An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.

Also Internet Explorer may give the following error message:
The page cannot be displayed Additionally, you may have no IP address or no Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) address, and you may be receiving IP packets but not sending them.

There are two easy ways to determine if Winsock2 is damaged:

From the XP source files, go to the Support / Tools directory

Winsock Test Method 1
Run netdiag /test:winsock

The end should say Winsock test..... passed

Winsock Test Method 2

Run Msinfo32
Click on the + by Components
Click on the by Network
Click on Protocol
There should be 10 sections if the Winsock2 key is ok
MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP]
MSAFD Tcpip [UCP/IP]
RSVP UDP Service Provider
RSVP UDP Service Provider
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...
MSAFD NetBIOS [\Device\NetBT_Tcpip...

If the name are anything different from those in this list, then likely Winsock2 is corrupted and needs to be repaired.
If you have any 3rd party software installed, the name MSAFD may be changed.
There should be no fewer than 10 sections.

To repair Winsock2

Run Regedit
Delete the following two registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2

Restart the computer
Go to Network Connections
Right Click and select properties
Click on the Install button
Select Protocol
Click on the Add button
Click on the Have Disk butoon
Browse to the \Windows\inf directory
Click on the Open button
Click on the OK butoon
Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Click on the OK button
Reboot

Good luck!


on Dec 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Disable the Disk Cleanup Warning



If your hard disk has what XP decides is too little space left on it, the operating system will pop up a warning and recommend that you run Disk Cleanup. But you may be like me and not want a virtual nanny nagging you to clean up your mess. You can turn off the warning with a Registry hack. Run the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. Create a DWORD value called NoLowDiskSpaceChecks and give it a value of 1. Exit the Registry and reboot. You can also do this by using TweakUI
Change the Default Location for Installing Programs
XP uses the C:\Program Files directory as the default base directory into which new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive and/or directory by using a Registry hack. Run the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion. Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. By default, the value will be C:\Program Files. Edit the value to any valid drive or folder; XP will use that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.

on Mar 17, 2008 | HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop

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I can not install the program for the Digital Arts & Crafts Studio on my computer for my 4 years old daughter. During installation process I have the following error message: Error 1317 an error occurred...


This error is related to directory permissions and you might have to change some registry settings which is a complex task so it's better if you first try this very effective workaround.

While installing this software, there muist be one step where it is asking for the location to install. At that step chsnge the installation location as
Assuming you have XP
c:\documents and settings \(Your user account name)\Digital Arts\

In case if you have vista
c:\User\(Your user account name)\Digital Arts\

Dec 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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D:\ directory name invalid message


that error message is for the DATA BUS CABLE, you need to buy another DATA BUS CABLE, and verify the right connection contact in the Back of CD and the Main Board for this DATA BUS CABLE

Nov 26, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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