Reboot and Start-up Problem
Posted 23 June 2004 - 10:40 PM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 12:08 PM
this hooking up of 95 how did you do it? through networking? through hooking on ide as slave?
is this more than one computer were dealing with or is it a singal multi boot machine?
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Posted 24 June 2004 - 03:58 PM
Hope that helps
Posted 24 June 2004 - 07:10 PM
EDIT: Before trying the RC - try the System Restore. Restore back to a point fairly close to the time before this happened. SR will restore the boot.ini file. If its not turned on or does not work, then go thru the RC procedure. If you don't know anything about SR, go into the Help & Support applet on the Control Panel and type into the search: System Restore. It will tell you where it is and how to operate it.
Try using the Recovery Console to repair the boot.ini.
Before you begin, find boot.ini.backup - C \WINDOWS\pss\ - and print w/Notepad to see what it looks like right now.
Double clicking on the file will give you a notepad .txt printable file. If there isn't one, then that would mean 9X wiped it - only NT systems (XP) use boot.ini
Instructions on running the RC:
To start the Recovery Console from the Windows CD, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows CD and restart your computer. Follow your computerís prompts to start from the CD. (You may need to adjust settings in the computerís BIOS to enable the option to start from a CD.) To get into BIOS settings, hold the delete key down while booting up and make the CD-ROM the first boot device.
Follow the setup prompts to load the basic Windows startup files. At the Welcome To Setup screen, press R to start the Recovery Console.
If you have multiple options on the Windows startup menu, enter the number of the Windows installation you want to access from the Recovery Console. Enter XP home.
When prompted, type the Administrator password. If youíre using the Recovery Console on a system running Windows XP Home Edition, this password is blank by default, so just press Enter. At the command prompt, enter Recovery Console commands directly.
The command for you to enter: Bootcfg.
Bootcfg: Automatically scans all local disks for Windows installations and configures and repairs entries in the operating system menu (Boot.ini)
To quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, use the Exit command.
Regards - Charles
Edited by Charlesvar, 24 June 2004 - 07:30 PM.
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