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My (H:/BOOT.INI) file is missing!


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DANBRU

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I recently purchased a windows genuine advantage package after discovering the old copy of my friends corporate XP OS had an expired product key. But while trying to install the upgrade I received from microsoft, my computer goes through the initilization and copying of files off the cd then tells me..."SETUP WAS UNABLE TO CREATE, LOCATE, OR MODIFY A CRITICAL FILE (H:/BOOT.INI) NEEDED TO START WINDOWS XP. THE PARAMETER IS INCORRECT." So I opened my local disk and found the "boot" file but it's contents nowhere to be found. I opened it with notepad and there were no commands or anything. Can anyone help me here? is there a command I can enter? :whistling:
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Hi DANBRU...

Let me get a little information from you about the machine and we'll get you fixed up. I suspect the problem is with this: H:/BOOT.INI

What operating system? Home or Pro?

Is the operating system installed on the C: partition?

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Hey Wannabe1, all my hardware specs are there in my profile. I believe my OS is installed on the H: partition. This was done when my friend helped me install my new SATA drives. I'm running WinXP Pro. when I boot my rig, right before the windows logo comes up it says INVALID BOOT.INI BOOTING FROM C:/WINDOWS. Does this help any?
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Anyone? :whistling:
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Hmmmm

It's going to be difficult to find all the information to write our own boot.ini

Do you have the XP installation cd? You might try rebuilding the bootini from Recovery Console.

Microsoft Article
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Thanks for the reply! Yes, I have the XP install cd. How do I go about doing that? :whistling:

Edited by DANBRU, 14 January 2007 - 08:36 PM.

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Are you still out there? :whistling:
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DANBRU

try to go to bios(i dont remember how ESC, F8, F_)
there is some where were you can choose to restore the default boot..so look around and choose the default booot and F10 to exit and save.

OR TRY THIS
http://www.microsoft...;displayLang=en

if this didn't help google for ("Boot disk, boot.ini, boot disk for Windows XP PRO,...")
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Did you look at the Microsoft Article at the link?
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Sorry Wannabe1, I didn't see that link. Thank you very much, both u guys,I'll try this and post back :whistling:
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