AVG and Kaspersky don't see any infections. Nothing suspicious in startup/Hijackthis. Bootcfg /rebuild will recreate the boot.ini then Windows will boot once, but when I get into Windows there is no boot.ini. So of course if I reboot I get the HAL.DLL error due to no boot.ini. Even made a boot.ini on another system with only read permissions and still got deleted. Anyone seen a virus that does this or know where the line might be that is deleting it? Searched registry, win.ini, and system.ini.