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I clicked "Yes". Redo the same steps and the window I just pasted above didn't appeared.
I got an empty boot-Pad after clicking on "Edit".

I rebooted the PC, but the previous note ["Invalid BOOT.INI File Booting from C:\WINDOWS"]
is still there on the "black screen" i.e. just before getting th MS Windows icon (blue screen)
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Open Control Panel and double click on the "Folder Options" icon. Under the "View" tab, tick the checkbox next to "Show hidden files and folders", "Apply" the change. Now open My Computer and double click on "Local Disk C:"...do you see the boot.ini file there? (it should appear faded and have a gear on it)
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I did it and got a boot file
But if you can remark this file semms empty (0 KB)

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Please go HERE and skip to step 5 (Step Five: Posting a Hijack This Log). Follow all of the steps for scanning your computer and generating a log. when the scan is complete, press the "Save log" button. A "Save Log file" dialog box will appear. Type Hijackthis.txt for the file name and make sure that "save as type" is set to "all files". Save this file to a location that you will remember (your desktop is good). Now on your next post ATTACH this newly created txt file with your next post.
DO NOT POST THE CONTENTS OF THE HIJACK THIS LOG. This will encourage others to do this as well and we do not want that. i'm not neccessarily looking for malware...but this log might be helpful
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Right click on the boot.ini file you found in the C: directory and Open it in notepad. Is it really empty?

Are you running XP Home or Pro?

Edited by wannabe1, 19 December 2006 - 02:20 PM.

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Hello dsenette

The file I got is the hijackThis log itself. Do you want me to post it here?

Wannabe1
The Notepad is empty.
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Save the log and attach it to a reply.

Close the notepad window and right click the file again...choose "Properties". Is the box next to "Read Only" ticked? If it is, remove the tick and "Apply" the change.

Open the boot.ini file again in notepad and leave it open.

Are you running XP Home or XP Pro? I need this information in order to create a new boot.ini for your machine.
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yes please...but attach it
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Please find attached the HJ file

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Hello Wannabe1

The read only box was not ticked.
The "boot Properties" window showed also "Size: 0 Byte"
I am running XP Pro
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Copy the red text below and paste it into the boot.ini notepad window. Click on "File" on the toolbar and choose "Save".

[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 Professional" /fastdetect


Close My Computer, then reopen it and double click on "Local Disk C:"...open the boot.ini file. Is it still intact?
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Hello Wannabe1

Yes it is still there. I right clicked on My Computer -> Properties ....-> Edit (as previously) and got yhe same
boot Notepad
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Using "Edit" was the file good, or empty?
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HELLO dsenette and Wannabe1

- Using the "EDIT" path the pad is full.

I rebooted the PC twice and the "black screen" with the previous remark didn't reappeared.
I hope this issue is solved.

I would like to thank you for your time and your so nice assistance (step by step) and
wish you Happy Holidays
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Yippee!!!!! :whistling:

That should do it. I didn't see much in the HJT log, but remnants, so you should be good to go.

You have a Happy Holidays, too!

Edited by wannabe1, 19 December 2006 - 03:16 PM.

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