The default location for the boot.ini file is the C: directory, or the root directory. It may be hidden by one's system settings by default, to prevent any alteration or deletion of this important file.
To edit it, the C: directory must be configured to display hidden files. The extension ".ini" is for initialization files, containing information used when the operating system, or other pieces of hardware, are first started up. The boot.ini file tells Windows what to do when it is first started up, how long to wait for the user to select what operating system is used, and what hard drive the operating system is on.
Fixing a missing boot.ini file can be done through the XP Recovery Console, by typing the "bootcfg /rebuild" command and hitting enter. Then, typing "yes" once the scan is completed, and then listing what operating system to use. Finally, type in "/fastdetect", and then hit Enter. This process will require the Windows disc to be inserted.Learn More
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Use the Windows Audio Properties to install an active mixer device. Though Windows XP normally starts the Windows Audio service during the sound card installation process, it sometimes fails to start. Choosing Automatic Startup ensures the active mixer device works correctly each time you log in.Full Answer >
In order to delete one of two Windows operating systems, the user must know which is the working Windows folder, then they can delete the secondary one that is not in use and alter the boot.ini file and system start-up settings. A backup file should always be saved before making system changes to the computer. There are several reasons why two operating systems are installed on one computer, but the most common is from installing an upgraded Windows operating system without formatting the drive.Full Answer >
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