invalid boot. ini file

July 12, 2009 at 08:36:28
Specs: Windows XP, amd 2x 3.0 ghz/ 2 gig
i reformated a 6month old pc and after i was getting a "invalid boot.ini file loading from c:\windows" and i kept ignoring it and now wont do anything when booting , but the fans run
help please

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#1
July 12, 2009 at 08:50:23
That file is at the root of C: drive like C:boot.ini and not at C:\windows\boot.ini
Something is amuck.

Anything show on the screen. ???
Any flashing of the harddrive activity indicator light ???
Maybe the HDD took a dump.


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#2
July 12, 2009 at 08:56:49
Have you tried editing the boot ini file?

Below is a copy of the file for winxp pro

[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


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#3
July 12, 2009 at 08:58:21
harddrive light flashs once, or some things 3 times then nothing, but can feel hard drive spinning, i have an msi motherboard, went to there website troubleshooted as they suggested still nothing no monitor will not boot from dvd drive or floppy just fans run .

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#4
July 12, 2009 at 09:07:46
Mostly on Desktop computers----
DUST collects inside computers, and can cause hardware
damage, overheating, faulty fans, faulty drives
Is yours clean.????
http://www.makeitsimple.com/project...
^^^ Some pictures ^^^

Look for leaking or bulging capacitors on the motherboard.
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview....
^^^ Some pictures of them ^^^


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#5
July 12, 2009 at 09:09:28
i would try anything if pc would let me, even went to bios recovery for ami make a 3.5 floppy like they suggested and used keys control-home to force feed bios but the floppy wont run. ckecked all connections, checked all voltage on powersupply, still nothing. thanks

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#6
July 12, 2009 at 09:13:05
iam very maintance minded blow it out once a month, hold fans so they dont spin and always do a good overlook and run 3 case a fans

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#7
July 12, 2009 at 09:20:45
checked out the links you sent me on bulging parts and leaks and there is no sign of any heat issues any place.

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#8
July 12, 2009 at 11:19:08
mmm... doesn't sound good; may well be the MoBo hath died a death of some sort or other...

Are "all" voltages as they ought to be on the system - at suitable test points/positions?

You say system is only 6 months old? I'd be seriously inclined to contact vendor (invoke the system warranty) if you bought it as a complete working system...? If you built it then invoke the warranty for the MoBo and/or the PSU?


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#9
July 13, 2009 at 03:41:21
A BIG THANKS EVERBODY,

it is the bios the ini file was just in the event


thanks again
MADMIKE


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#10
July 13, 2009 at 08:10:37
mmm... thank you for the feedback etc.; so seldom happens...

How did you determine it to be the bios; and how dun you phyx it?


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#11
July 13, 2009 at 08:21:06
well, should say we will see.
sorry thats the conclusion i come up with.time will tell cause if msi dont cover it i am buying a new bios, i love to troubleshoot. and plead the info

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