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Can not find script file "C:\WINDOWS\boot.ini


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ihavenews0cks

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Whenever I start up windows a 'Windows Script Host' pop-up comes up saying 'Can not find script file "C:\WINDOWS\boot.ini". And the file does not exist when I manually look in the folder.

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WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !

Contents of C:\boot.ini:

[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" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
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Can you actually get into windows? If so

If you can then it appears you may have a malware problem. Please go to the "Malware Forum" link in my signature below and follow the instructions at the top
Especially the "You Must Read This Before Posting A HijackThis Log".

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself.
If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- start a topic and post the requested logs in THAT forum.
Once the malware technicians have cleared out any infection and given you a clean bill of health, if the problem continues then feel free to post back here and we can investigate the problem even more.
Please let us know even if they do help and it does resolve the issue

Edited by rshaffer61, 01 April 2009 - 01:39 AM.

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ihavenews0cks

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I have followed all these steps already in a Malware forum.
They advised me to post here.
Old forum: http://www.geekstogo...us-t229223.html
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Welcome back. I am researching your problem and will post back with a plan of actin. Please be patient and I will help you.
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There is no Boot.ini file in the C:\windows directory. There must be an
orphaned start-up entry referring to the c:\windows\boot.ini causing the
Windows Script Host error. To remove the orphaned entry use Microsoft
Autoruns.

Download Autoruns from Microsoft to your Desktop.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.....;/autoruns.mspx

Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder. Double-click
"Autoruns.exe". Click on the "Everything" tab. Remove any entries that
mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry to select Delete.
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I did this and the boot.ini no longer comes up, but the computer is still being incredibly slow, which only happened after the infection. Is there any possible way to fix this?
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Ok we fixed the big problem, now let's work on the slowing problem.
Have you defraged your system since all the malware and getting the boot.ini problem fixed?
It may seem simple but with all the adding and removing software your drive may just need some simple maintenance. Try that and post your results.
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ihavenews0cks

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Thank you very much.
The computer is no running smoothly and without errors.
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You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help. Please let us know how everything works.. If there is anything else I can do to help please feel free to ask.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help


If a member is reading this and has a similar problem please begin a New Topic.
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Downloading autoruns as above worked well for me - thankyou
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Thanks for letting us know JulienM. I'm glad the steps worked for you also.
Please enjoy the rest of the forums and thank you for choosing GTG for assistance. ;) ;) ;) :D
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