when booting i get message invalid boot.ini
when xp loads.
I have lost all folders, work, settings.
can anyone please tell me how to restore boot.ini
Iam new to this so please be gentle. give me a simple direction to fix this
many thanks Roy
"Mick" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> I think i may have a virus.
> when booting i get message invalid boot.ini
> when xp loads.
> I have lost all folders, work, settings.
> can anyone please tell me how to restore boot.ini
> Iam new to this so please be gentle. give me a simple direction to fix
> problem please
> many thanks Roy
Can you boot up in DOS?
can you take a look at boot.ini
Have you been adding harddisk lately, or altered your harddrives?
What does FDISK tells you about your hdd structure and does it comply whit
the contens of boot.ini?
You may consider fdisk /mbr in case of bootvirus (try f-prot dos anti-virus
before booting up in win32)
i don't know nothing about xp, but boot.ini should have the attributes
readonly and system, but can operate without.