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Invalid Boot.Ini file


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goatman69

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When I boot I get Invalid Boot.INI file starting from C:/Windows. When I try to go to recovery to fix the Boot.INI I get this error message.......DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP:0x000000D1 (0x88F98396, 0x00000002, 0x00000000,0x88F98396)
I have checked all my drivers and they are up-to-date. I get alot of IE needs to shut down messages. Any ideas? Thanks
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Les1451

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See if you can boot into Safe Mode and repair the boot.ini from there.
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same soliution try to booting in safe mood but i m in doubt that ytou could boot in safe mood ?
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You get a lot of IE needs to shut down messages, but I thought you couldn't get into Windows?
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Yes I can get into Windows. Just when I do, I get alot of IE needs to shut down errors. Sometimes the Dr Watson Postmortem Debugger. Also get low virtual memory errors too. I can boot in safe mode. How do I repair it from there? thanks to everyone helping me on this.
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How to repair Internet Explorer
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you can get into windows with a bad boot.ini file?

Could you please describe these errors more exactly...

boot, what do you see, when do you see it?
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Yes I do boot into windows. When I boot and it finds all my hardware and does a memory check, it goes to a solid black screen and say's "Invalid Boot.INI file starting from C:\Windows\ The errors I get are the normal Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to shut down. I also get this error but instead of it saying Internet Explorer it says Dr Watson Postmortem Debugger. It is the errors where Microsoft creates a log and wants you to send it to them.
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what happens after the boot.ini error? How do you get into windows then?
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It just goes ahead and goes to windows welcome screen.
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gerryf

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interesting....

start > run
notepad c:\boot.ini
enter

copy and paste results here
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I get nothing but a blank notepad screen.
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do you have a windows cd?
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Yes, but when I try to use it and go to recovery I get the error I stated in my first post.
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Put your cd in your drive

Click Start, click Run, and then type CD-ROM drive letter:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons in the Open box, where CD-ROM drive letter is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive.

(so, if D is your CDROM drive, make it
d:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons

Click OK, follow the instructions on the screen to finish Setup, and then remove cd and restart your computer.


when you reboot, you will have an option to run the recovery console without the cd...choose it

at the recovery console command prompt,type

bootcfg /rebuild

follow prompts
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