boot ini problems

  alan227 17:55 12 Oct 04
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I tried acronis image and it has altered my boot ini file.
I know I can edit the ini file in notepade but I cannot remember how to do it.
Can anyone help.

Things have got worse I just checked the ini file and it seems to have deleted the origonal xp boot line and left the acronis one.

Experts out their if I edit the boot ini file back to what it was will my computer boot if I restart it or is it better to use fixmbr to sort it out.

  Gongoozler 17:58 12 Oct 04

These are the instructions from Microsoft click here

  VoG II 17:59 12 Oct 04

If this is XP then Start, Run, type in

msconfig

and click OK. On the general tab there is a tick box for "Use original boot.ini file"

  alan227 18:15 12 Oct 04

I tried that Vog.
It came up with <windows root\system32\hal.dll
is missing or corrupt.
Any ideas.

  VoG II 18:16 12 Oct 04

Try Gongoozler's link.

  alan227 18:24 12 Oct 04

I have allready loked at that link, do I need to reinstall the missing dll first if so how.

  VoG II 18:28 12 Oct 04
  alan227 18:55 12 Oct 04

Thanks for that Vog, I have to go to work now as I am on nights but I will do that in the morning.

  alan227 09:15 13 Oct 04

I am up and running again.
In the end I followed this user guide to repair the MBR,
If anyone else is interested in this goto this link and print it out.
Thanks for your help.
click here

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