not able to access C:\BOOT.INI

Posted on 2005-04-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hello: I have a windows 2000 OS.  I am trying to upgrade it using the Win XP software( upgrade version). When I try a and do the upgrade I get a message "setup was unable to access the boot cinfig filw, C:/BOOT.INI" How do I recover / repair this boot config file??
Thank you for your help.

Question by:aej1973
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    Accepted Solution

    First of all make sure you have Boot.ini available in C drive. Next check the permission on this file. This file is hidden. You need to unhide it using Folder Options > View Tab > Untick "Hide protected System files".

    Let me know.

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    Expert Comment

    if its not there recreate it with the contents below (am assuming you have a default setup)

    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2000" /fastdetect

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