January 5, 2010

How to Fix Invalid Boot.ini Error while windows Loading

In some cases booting the computer in normal mode, you can see this error message in certain cases saying that “Invalid Boot.ini, loading from C:\Windows.So here is the solution to fix this error.

The error comes up while booting but after this windows loads normally.

Reason for This Error 

The problem is caused due to corrupted boot.ini file which is usually located in the C drive.

Steps to Fix Boot.ini Error

We can fix the problem by providing the same boot.ini file with predefined properties.

1.Right click on My Computer ->Go to Advanced ->Click on  Startup and Recovery, click Settings.

2. Now click on Edit button besides the line reading “To edit the startup options file manually, click Edit”.
 3.This will open the boot.ini file  if it isn’t there then click OK to create a new.

4.Now copy and paste the following code in it

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /fastdetect

5. Click save and exit.
6. A fresh file boot.ini will be created in the C drive, now we have to apply system attributes.      
7. Open command prompt (type cmd in Run box).

8. Type the following command

         attrib C:\boot.ini +s +h and Hit Enter.

9.The problem is fixed.

So just restart the pc to check the fix applied or not

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