Posted on 2009-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
evertime i reboot  the  boot.ini  file  keeps  beeing  delected i  repace  it  and  again  gone  after  reboot..can  you  help?  thanks
Question by:markE
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    It might be a virus that's deleting the file. I once came across a PC that had a similar problem. You may have to update your antivirus and do a complete system scan.

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    ok i will  try  looking  for    a  virus  or  adware ...
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    Try Installing SpyBot and see if there is a adware on comp...

    Author Comment

    ran  antivirus  spybot adaware malwarebytes....still deleting  boot.ini  file on  reboot  

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    yesterday i updated   to  IE8, i thought  maybe  that  was  the  problem so  i  went  back  to  IE7    sure  enough  a  reboot  does  not  delete  the  boot.ini  file  ....  
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    u mean IE causing that????? LoL+++ man thats really funny.....thing happend to u

    Expert Comment

    Same thing just happened to me.  No virus or spyware necessary.  IE8 caused the problem.  One step short of reloading the customer's pc I found this fix.  Good catch MarkE... whatever made you think of that I don't know but it was good for us.

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    Had the same problem and you pointed me in the right direction.  Uninstall IE8 did the trick, however it wasn't a good long term solution from as WSUS would eventually push IE8 down again to the problem computer.  A bit more checking showed that IE8 and the 'Ask' toolbar are a bad combination.  Uninstall the 'Ask' toolbar rather than IE8 and get the same result - boot.ini is no longer deleted on each reboot.  So you can use the recovery console and bootcfg /rebuild to put it back and everything should work.

    Of course if you don't have the 'Ask' toolbar installed, you're probably stuck removing IE8
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    Nothing else worked even without third-party toolbars.

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