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Invalid boot ini file

By Dennis T ·
I recently copied a drive to a brand new drive, then started to get this trouble upon start-up. It just hangs there till i shut it down & wait a few minutes to restart it . I did re-formatted that old drive and used it as storage. My question is, how can I fix this problem. I cannot access my msconfig command to even look at it .
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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Invalid boot ini file

Start the computer from the Windows XP CD, start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file.

All the details available from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330184

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by wcp In reply to Invalid boot ini file

When you said you copied a drive, I assume you used a third party image program, Norton Ghost, for example?

If that was the case, the solution is to boot the computer with a Windows 98 Startup disk and run

Fdisk /mbr

If you need more info or help, please add a comment.

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by Dennis T In reply to

Actually I used maxtor4 utilities. I did not get a chance to use your answer, but I did add it to my library. Thanks for your time.

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