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Where did Boot.ini go?

By ebrown1927 ·
I formated the hard drive reinstalled w2k pro and updated to the latest updates. For some reason I get two Windows 2K on bootup and one does not work at all, the other does. I suspect a bad boot.ini and would like to edit it so only one w2k is present but I cannot find it. I have checked all the system hidden files and they are no longer hidden but I see no boot.ini file. All I see in system32 is bootok, bootvid.dll and bootvrfy. I know boot.ini should be somewhere, but seach cannot find it either.
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by lowlands In reply to Where did Boot.ini go?

boot.ini should be in the root of your active partition. So most likely c:\boot.ini

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by w2ktechman In reply to Where did Boot.ini go?

lowlands is right, but there is another way as well.
Go to system properties
go to the advanced tab
press the startup and recovery "settings" button
press the "edit" button to edit startup options file (opens boot.ini in edit mode).

In the future, do not just format a drive, as residual data will still be there. It is best to use a drive scrubber, then rebuild.

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by ebrown1927 In reply to

I did this early on. There is no edit button after hitting the settings button under startup and recovery settings.

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I did this early on. There is no edit button after hitting the settings button under startup and recovery settings.

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I did this early on. There is no edit button after hitting the settings button under startup and recovery settings.

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by rkuhn In reply to Where did Boot.ini go?

Uncheck "Hide Protected Operating System Files"

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by ebrown1927 In reply to

Did that first

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