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    boot.ini errors?

    hi guys

    my friend has a pc with windows xp on it
    recently when he switched on his pc, i found that it shows an error message on a blank screen :

    boot.ini not found
    loading from c:\windows\

    and then the pc continues to load the OS and the computer comes to its normal working position but when i go to msconfig the tab of boot.ini is also missing!

    so my first question is will it coz any trouble?
    n my second question is how can i repair it without formatting(if we can)?

    thanks for ur suggestions!!

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    If the computer has SP2 loaded and Windows is installed on the first primary partition of the first hard disk (primary master), put this into a file called boot.ini on C:\
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    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
    If SP2 isn't loaded, try this:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    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
    Cheers,
    cgkanchi

    EDIT: I cannot guarantee that this will work. It *should* but it might not.

    Cheers,
    cgkanchi
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    If the computer has SP2 loaded and Windows is installed on the first primary partition of the first hard disk (primary master), put this into a file called boot.ini on C:\


    If SP2 isn't loaded, try this:


    Cheers,
    cgkanchi

    EDIT: I cannot guarantee that this will work. It *should* but it might not.

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    i tried doing this but it didnt work!! so plz tell me something else!!!!
    plz tell quickly i require it badly!!

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    Hers some info @ MS on the boot.ini

    do some reading


    http://support.microsoft.com/search/...query=boot.ini

    MLF
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    thanks morganlefay i'll tell u as soon as possible whether that works or not!

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    ok..
    go to recovery console, using win xp bootable cd and choose the windows above or choose what number you want to recover
    and then it will lead you to administrator's password just your password or if you dont have any just press enter
    try this command
    fixdisk.

    I hope this will help you

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    ok jin.... i'll try that too

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