Re: MSConfig Error

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Tom MacIntyre, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. On Wed, 07 Jan 2004 21:30:17 GMT, Barry Watzman
    <> wrote:

    >When I run MSConfig, I get the following error message several times:
    >
    >**************
    >
    >System Configuration Utility Cannot Read the {filename.ext} file because
    >an error occured.
    >
    >The system-reported error is: The system cannot find the path specified.
    >
    >You will not be able to view or modify this file until you correct the
    >problem and restart the system configuration utility.
    >
    >**************
    >
    >I get this error repeated for every system file (config.sys,
    >autoexec.bat, system.ini, etc.).
    >
    >My system is multi-boot and I believe that there is a problem with
    >boot.ini, but that's just a guess. My boot.ini file is:
    >
    >**************
    >
    >[boot loader]
    >timeout=30
    >default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS
    >[operating systems]
    >multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
    >Professional" /fastdetect
    >C:\="Microsoft Windows 98"
    >
    >**************
    >
    >The system has a single hard drive. Drive C: is Windows 98, while drive
    >D: (2nd partition) is XP (there are also E:, F:, G: and H: partitions.
    >All partitions except H: are FAT32, H: is NTFS.
    >
    >Does anyone see an obvious problem? I'm wondering if the "partition(3)"
    >that appears twice in boot.ini file should be "partition(2)".


    Since partition 0 appears to be a possible option, maybe drive D: is
    partition(1)?

    Tom

    >
    >Is there an online reference for the format of boot.ini?
    >
    >If this isn't the problem, then any ideas as to what might be?
    >
    >Thanks
    Tom MacIntyre, Jan 7, 2004
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