boot.ini tab in msconfig

  Yardy 17:33 16 Feb 09
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When I open msconfig there is no boot.ini tab visible. The file is present (as can be seen by accessing via 'Run'. My OS is XP Home/SP3 and is loaded on I drive. I have read elsewhere on Web that this problem can occur if OS not on C drive. Does anyone have experience and/or workaround? I don't particularly want to go through hassle of renaming and reformatting drives and reloading OS if I can help. My reason for looking for the tab was to use maxmem to limit memory temporarily to load game that will not recognise 4Gb of RAM. Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:48 16 Feb 09
  bremner 17:48 16 Feb 09

Right Click My Computer and choose Properties.

Choose Advanced Tab and then "Startup and Recovery" Button.

Choose the "Edit" button and boot.ini will open for editing.

  Yardy 17:08 17 Feb 09

Thanks, guys. Bremner, how would I need to edit the boot.ini file? This is how it now reads:

[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:29 17 Feb 09

DO not edit or you may not get windows to boot again.

  bremner 14:48 18 Feb 09

.......unless you know what you are doing and know how to undo any mistakes.

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