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Invalid BOOT.INI with Windows Vista

After I installed Windows Vista Ultimate, my machine restarted. When it tried to start it said "Invalid BOOT.INI file". From there its just a blank screen. What can I do to remedy this problem?
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biswain
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KCTSCommented:
boot from the CD and perform a startup repair see http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html
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biswainAuthor Commented:
"boot from the CD and perform a startup repair see http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html"

I've done this three times. After the first time it actually let me log in but then when blank. Thanks anyway.
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KCTSCommented:
Ok try booting from the CD into command prompt (recovery console) and enter
bootcfg /rebuild

If you can't log in at the command prompt (recovery console) then the problem is more sevear than it first appears and if a repair startup repair is not possible then a re-install is the only option left.
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biswainAuthor Commented:
To KCTS:

I've tried the command bootcfg /rebuild in the command line. This is what came up:

ERROR: Invalid syntax.

I've reinstalled the OS. The problem continues without change.
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f-kingCommented:
Can you do a full format again?
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f-kingCommented:
also if you have 2 sticks of ram try with only one and vice versa
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biswainAuthor Commented:
Formatting and a reinstall worked. Thanks!
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f-kingCommented:
Good to hear you sorted it out I remember it happening to me once with a laptop reformatting did the trick.
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