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Print test page shortcut...

by MakeItSo In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

I've tried this at home and at work and it doesn't work. I've tried quotes round the printer name. Has anybody got this to work?

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Boot INI file missing

by rrm_computer In reply to Print test page shortcut. ...

When I boot XP there is a message that there is an invalid BOOT.INI file and it uses Windows to boot the system. There is no BOOT.INI in the root of the C drive. I've changed the View option to see all files included protected ones. I tried to setup a task which needs to examine the BOOT.INI and it tells me that it does not exist. This confirms that it is not present. Is this something that I can create using a utility or do I have to construct a file in the required format? I am using a hard disk that is partitioned C and E and only using XP on this notebook. Drive D is alloocated to the DVD/RW. TIA Lugia

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Sorry !

by rrm_computer In reply to Boot INI file missing

Meant to start this item as a new discussion point.

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by cdplayer In reply to Sorry !

After you receive the message:
Invalid Boot.ini
does it say something like:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

\some file name

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by cdplayer In reply to Sorry !

Check out this URL:

http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBM/tip6100/rh6138.htm

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Boot.ini file missing

by stephen_984 In reply to Boot INI file missing

Are you dual booting with other operating system?From your explaination you have only one op in the system.That means boot.ini should not be present.You can type bootcfg/? in a command window to see other configuration help command.Bootcfg /repair might help you in recovery the corrupt boot.ini files if you have dual boot configuration. Or right click my computer,properties,advance,then navigate to system start -up and recovery to edit your boot.ini files.Another method is to place your win xp cd in your drive.When it starts,don,t choose the first Repair,go on as if you are installing a new op till the system discovers the already installed op.You will be asked if you want to repair. say yes!The Op will attempt to repair the corrupt boot.ini.Then restart your system.

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Missing Boot.ini

by billinn(nospam)@comcast.net In reply to Boot INI file missing

Here is my boot.ini file. You just need to copy it to a text file and save in the root of C

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /sos

Works for me!

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Boot Ini_ Mine to you

by Aaron A Baker In reply to Boot INI file missing

Here is a copy of My Boot ini file.
This is from my Windows XP PRo
Hopes it helps you out.
Good Luck
Regards
Aaron


BOOT.INI

[boot loader]
timeout=10
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 /NoExecute=OptIn

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Looking for Networking Help

by hal In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

A newbie is networking a XP Pro machine to a XP Home machine through a gateway router. Both machines can access the internet. Cable internet access connected to the router as well. The XP Pro machine looks to be working as I would expect with all the folders on the XP Home machine in the shared folder available in My Network Places. The Home machine however does not show the shared folders on the Pro machine and when I check the Windows Network both computers appear. When I click on the Pro machine I get a "\\Main is not accessible" error messages. Can see no reason why it shouldn't be accessible and I have tried all I can think to do to correct the situation. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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Create User

by jdclar2 In reply to Looking for Networking He ...

With the added security of the newer versions of Windows NT (2000, xp, etc.), if you're in a workgroup environment...
Create identical user/password accounts on BOTH machines and make sure shared folders can be accessed by that account.
Login as that user.
Problem fixed!

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