Boot.ini System.ini Missing



Ronnie
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is using
c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.

John
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
As far as I know you will have to use the install disc to do an installation
repair

"Ronnie" wrote:

> My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is using
> c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.

Tom Ferguson
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Is this article at all useful?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307061

Tom
MSMVP
Windows Shell/User


"Ronnie" <Ronnie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D2B30EE5-275E-45A5-B2AF-716D74BFC675@microsoft.com...
: My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is
using
: c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.

Ronnie
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Can the install only repair such items? and I never turned on system restore,
I wish i did. thanks,


"John" wrote:

> As far as I know you will have to use the install disc to do an installation
> repair
>
> "Ronnie" wrote:
>
> > My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is using
> > c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.

American Zombie
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
You can use recovery console to make or rebuild the boot.ini and I would
explain it but it is bedtime for me.

Scroll down to *Replacing a Damaged Boot.ini *on the link below (almost
at bottom of page). There you will find how to rebuild or manually
create another boot.ini file using recovery console.



http://tinyurl.com/2aezd


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John
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Don't do a full install. Refer to this link it explains how to do a repair
install.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_install.htm

"Ronnie" wrote:

> Can the install only repair such items? and I never turned on system restore,
> I wish i did. thanks,
>
>
> "John" wrote:
>
> > As far as I know you will have to use the install disc to do an installation
> > repair
> >
> > "Ronnie" wrote:
> >
> > > My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is using
> > > c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
No repair installation is necessary. Boot the WinXP CD, press 'r' when
prompted to load the Recovery Console. Log onto the installation with the
admin password. From the prompt, run "bootcfg /rebuild" (no quotes). For a
label, just use "WindowXP", or whatever you want. For parameters, just add
/fastdetect. Then exit, remove the CD and restart normally.

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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
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www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
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"Ronnie" <Ronnie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Can the install only repair such items? and I never turned on system
> restore,
> I wish i did. thanks,
>
>
> "John" wrote:
>
>> As far as I know you will have to use the install disc to do an
>> installation
>> repair
>>
>> "Ronnie" wrote:
>>
>> > My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is
>> > using
>> > c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
A repair install is overkill in this case. A BOOT.INI file is simple enough to create manually, or via BOOTCFG from Recovery Console.

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"John" <John@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C9205460-7933-405D-9590-28456BA4D19F@microsoft.com...
> As far as I know you will have to use the install disc to do an installation
> repair
>
> "Ronnie" wrote:
>
>> My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is using
>> c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.

Ronnie
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Yes, Thanks Tom just what i was looking for.
Regards,
Ronnie

"Tom Ferguson" wrote:

> Is this article at all useful?
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307061
>
> Tom
> MSMVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Ronnie" <Ronnie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D2B30EE5-275E-45A5-B2AF-716D74BFC675@microsoft.com...
> : My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is
> using
> : c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.
>
>
>

Ronnie
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Sounds simple enough, I give it a try, thanks for the info Rick "Nutcase".
regards,
Ronnie

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> No repair installation is necessary. Boot the WinXP CD, press 'r' when
> prompted to load the Recovery Console. Log onto the installation with the
> admin password. From the prompt, run "bootcfg /rebuild" (no quotes). For a
> label, just use "WindowXP", or whatever you want. For parameters, just add
> /fastdetect. Then exit, remove the CD and restart normally.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Ronnie" <Ronnie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4D3506AB-4BE2-4FFB-9700-F61CBA5F60C1@microsoft.com...
> > Can the install only repair such items? and I never turned on system
> > restore,
> > I wish i did. thanks,
> >
> >
> > "John" wrote:
> >
> >> As far as I know you will have to use the install disc to do an
> >> installation
> >> repair
> >>
> >> "Ronnie" wrote:
> >>
> >> > My xp pro has no boot or system ini, when xp boots it says that is
> >> > using
> >> > c:\winnt for boot up. how can i reconstruct any of these files.
>
>
>

Ronnie
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Following up ~ Boot.ini System.ini Missing ~

I found that the boot.ini was the least of my proplems at that time., I was
hit with a Trojen and multible BHO hijackes. I now have a currupted XP-Pro
sytem that is so Hacked Spybot, Lavasoft, Microsoft Antivirus Beta program
has failed to resolve any hope of patching my XP. Pchealth , Shells, have
been erased with to many to mention regestry hooks to mention. This system
will never be the same in my opinon, I'm going to start with a new
Harddrive, New Install, and just pick out anything i need from this HD for my
documents and other settings.

Trust Me: I learned my lesson. I'll be using Anto spayware, scanning
program srealtime all the time now. Dodn;t wait till it has the chance to
Boot up and deliver ot's payloads,

Regards,
Ronnie



"American Zombie" wrote:

>
> You can use recovery console to make or rebuild the boot.ini and I would
> explain it but it is bedtime for me.
>
> Scroll down to *Replacing a Damaged Boot.ini *on the link below (almost
> at bottom of page). There you will find how to rebuild or manually
> create another boot.ini file using recovery console.
>
>
>
> http://tinyurl.com/2aezd
>
>
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