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you have a genuine XP install disk.If you mean the command prompt in the dos system you already mentioned then no, it's pointless. If you had ever used the proper MS-DOS you would better appreciate the difference.Why not just boot from our Windows XP disk to the recovery console and the use the bootcfg The biggest hassle was re-doing all the Windows updates and my anti-virus also ! Computing.Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site. Source

Report • Related Solutions› Windows XP Dual Boot Entries (BOOT.ini) › [Solved] XP BOOT PARTITION (sd4) moved inside extended one (sd5) › error mwssage c:\boot.ini file can not be opened › DOS (Disk Operating System) is an operating system in its own right, 16 bit, single tasking, text based Operating System. Report • #3 Novel8 October 2, 2011 at 13:49:44 repair...i know its got to be the boot.ini file that got me into this mess after tweaking it mistakenly. Now i am able to see the dir of my OS cd, but i get a message that i need windows for it to work...ugh. https://neosmart.net/wiki/invalid-boot-ini-file/

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perhaps swapping it with my primary and install win xp on that temprorary and get at my windows from there...hopefully i can delete the boot.ini file from that. i entered it and then it asked me for my startup password. See More: Invalid XP boot.ini Report • ✔ Best Answer Wahine October 3, 2011 at 13:55:27 A few details of your defunct desktop would be helpful.The reason that your Command prompt I hated the thought of doing it since this would be the second time in 5-6 years .

I have my original cd xp with sp1, but even after setting up bios to start with it, it does not start up. Command prompt shows my C drive empty. I thought getting a command prompt was the old type of DOS? Invalid Boot.ini Windows Server 2003 See More ↓ #4 Johnw October 2, 2011 at 14:25:06 One of the complications you appear to have, is that you don't have a slipstreamed SP3 XP disk.See if this link

Another live cd which may be of use for you is NTFS4DOS which is a Dos like system. Download Boot.ini File For Windows Xp Thank You so very much, I was able to fix it.. : ) Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top

http://ccm.net/faq/9573-invalid-boot-ini-file-booting-from-c-windows-error What ever you decide best wishes on the out come !

Windows 98 needed DOS to work but since Windows 2000/XP there has been no DOS.The command prompt that you get with later version of Windows has a DOS emulator that will Repair Boot Ini Windows Xp Without Cd Off-Topic Tags How-tos Drivers Ask a Question Computing.NetForumsWindows XPConfigurations Solved Invalid XP boot.ini Tags:boot failure Novel8 October 2, 2011 at 11:54:11 Specs: windows xp sp3, Pent4/2ghz 1gb XP Boot.ini invalid I Another option is to buy a copy of Ubuntu Linux or NTFS4Dos which should cost less than ten dollars.Please come back & tell us if your problem is resolved. If i copy it, how would i be able to send it to my defunct windows desktop,where i do have a burner?

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Report • #7 Wahine October 2, 2011 at 19:06:07 Boot.ini is not needed to boot XP provided you have a viable system installed at C:\Windows which is the NTLDR default. http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/invalid-bootini-file Report • #10 Novel8 October 3, 2011 at 15:34:20 Thanks, i have another hd in my desktop. How To Fix Invalid Boot.ini Windows Xp Report • #9 Wahine October 3, 2011 at 13:55:27 ✔ Best AnswerA few details of your defunct desktop would be helpful.The reason that your Command prompt shows your hard drive as Fix Boot Ini Windows Xp I called my vendor who even they never heard of a startup password.

Do you know if i could install unbuntu on my desktop at the command prompt? http://webadapt.org/windows-xp/solved-wont-boot-to-xp-without-xp-disk.php I used an old 98 startup floppy and it gets me with the command prompt with CD option. Would u know if i can handle my problem with it, before attempting the swap? Report • #12 Novel8 October 4, 2011 at 05:40:29 Thanks...I will attempt the swap and yes, its the original CD with SP2. Invalid Boot.ini File Windows 7

I have a net book which does not come with a cd drive. A command prompt is a command prompt and nothing else. Do u know what they mean about a startup disk password? have a peek here Another option is to buy a copy of Ubuntu Linux or NTFS4Dos which should cost less than ten dollars.Please come back & tell us if your problem is resolved.

my cd only mentions at start up;;recovery console? Windows Xp Boot.ini Location You only need one password to get into the Recovery Console and that is the Administrators password. It turned out that is has PowerMagic vers 7 on it.

If you are being asked for a second passowrd then there is somethething going on that you are not telling us about.The only ppossibility is that you are using a laptop

My net book has nothing to do with this problem. Once you have booted Boot.ini is easy to reconstruct using a plain text editor. or install xp? Boot.ini Missing Xp Sp3 All was well until i started to notice at posting a 2 line statement that my Boot.ini was invalid.

Computing.Net and Purch hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of Computing.Net and its accuracy. Report • #11 Wahine October 4, 2011 at 00:30:12 Swapping the HDDs is a reasonable fix provided you have the ability to install XP once swapped i.e. All Rights ReservedAd Choices The information on Computing.Net is the opinions of its users. Check This Out Yes No I don't know View Results Poll Finishes In 3 Days.Discuss in The LoungePoll History About Us | Advertising Info | Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use and Sale |

You have not identified the Dos system you are using, it might not even have support for optical devices. Have you tried this?..... They are stand-alone systems and the discs are bootable provided that the cd/dvd rom is the first boot option in bios..But, you must have access to a system which will allow OS cds/dvds are designed to be self bootable so attempting to install from a true Dos OS could cause all sorts of problems.Please come back & tell us if your problem

How-To Geek Articles l l Subscribe l l FOLLOW US TWITTER GOOGLE+ FACEBOOK GET UPDATES BY EMAIL Enter your email below to get exclusive access to Report • #13 StuartS October 4, 2011 at 06:33:49 I thought getting a command prompt was the old type of DOS?It isn't. The largest usb drive i have is 4gb. I installed it into the root dir of my C drive and now i cannot get into windows.

i need to fix that file. I forgot the second line, regardless it never stopped me from getting into windows. If that doesn't fix the problem then there is something more than a corrupted boot.ini causing the problemStuartI thought i made that clear.in previous posts.after entering my adminstrator password and accepts Software ▼ Security and Virus Office Software PC Gaming See More...

http://answers.microsoft.com/e.....b599b31bf5 Jim Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top annatude Posts: 7 This post has been reported. I guess i have todo it the hard way swapping hd's Report • #17 Nick Ritchie October 10, 2011 at 07:45:37 When My boot.ini file became corrupt after many tries at Report • #15 StuartS October 4, 2011 at 10:55:16 I know nothing of a startup password iether. Both Ubuntu Linux and NTFS4Dos have the capability of reading/writing NTFS files.

Both Ubuntu Linux and NTFS4Dos have the capability of reading/writing NTFS files. It is what i said in my op about the invalid boot.ini...file anything else i am not aware of as well as you. However after the fresh re-install I found my O/S working much better and all the old errors and reoccuring problems disappered. If that is the case then there is nothing that can be down unless you can find out what thepassword is.Stuart Report • #16 Novel8 October 4, 2011 at 16:56:05 i

BTW, i came across a small cd disk that my vendor had sent me...forgot i had it.