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pthompson

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hi, anyone knows how to make invalid boot.ini when windows wants to boot up? I just want to troubleshoot it on oracle VM. thanks in advance.
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to check your boot.ini file
Click Start... click Run... type in sysdm.cpl click OK
Click on the Advanced tab... click Settings
In the Startup and Recovery area at the bottom click Settings
Under System Startup click Edit... Boot.ini file will open in Notepad...
copy and paste it in your reply...
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pthompson

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here it is

[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

i want to corrupt it so that i can troubleshoot it.
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happyrock

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ok... :confused:
here ya go...while you have it oped in notepad
add or remove things from this line
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

or changes things on this line so it won't see the right drive or partition
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

then save it and reboot and let the fun begin... :lol:
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i did that. i edited the partition(1) and replaced with partition(2). but the error is not "invalid boot.ini". btw, i'm using oracle virtualbox.
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I am at a loss as to exactly what your trying to do... :blink:
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pthompson

Endorsing what my colleague has said

I am at a loss as to exactly your trying to do


SO AM I, as whatever you are using to troubleshoot the error you create, it will not be all that diffcult,, as having created the error, you will know exactly what the error is.

The fact that the error message is not invalid boot ini, seems to me a little irrelevant, as even if it was for instance

Ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt
or

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

Windows\System32\Hal.dll

or another variant of the message YOU of course know that it is the boot.ini file.

YOU can play around with it, as you wish of course.

Change Windows to Ubuntu or any word you wish or Delete the boot.ini entry

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect


That all said, and without in any way wishing to be unhelpful, I still fail to see how correcting an error YOU have created, is any real learning experience, and I appreciate that you wish to troubleshoot it with Oracle Virtual Machine,(presumably having installed Windows as the O/S in Oracle Virtual Box) but I do not see that the method of troubleshooting it, really makes that much difference, whatever the error message is.

However if we are both missing the point please do tell us as we are of course here to help.




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i did that. i edited the partition(1) and replaced with partition(2). but the error is not "invalid boot.ini". btw, i'm using oracle virtualbox.



Are you running XP in a virtual state?
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I'm pretty sure this is like hiding your own Easter eggs... :wacko:
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