How do Ii get rid of "system.ini file no longer exists" error

Question

When rebooting my home p.c. I get an error message, "system.ini file no longer exists" when viewing this file via "msconfig" the line that is in there looks like a foreign language ie russian or

something like that.. I am thinking if I can find out what the command line(s) should be and edit that file that this may help me solve the problem... P.S. I am not good at correcting PC problems so i'm grasping as straws before getting a professional to look at it.

Appreciate your help on this one.

Answer

This question was answered on April 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This can occur if you install Dial-Up Networking, Dial-Up Adapter, or Virtual Private Networking and then cancel Setup while the Copying Files dialog box is displayed The Dial-Up Networking files are not copied to the hard disk but the file names are added to the WIndows registry When the computer is restarted, the files cannot be found You need to Reinstall Communications.

Double-click the My Computer icon Double-click the Control Panel icon Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon Click on the Windows Setup tab Uncheck the box next to Communications Click the OK button Click the Yes button to restart your computer

Double-click the My Computer icon Double-click the Control Panel icon Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon Click on the Windows Setup tab Check the box next to Communications Click the OK button You may be prompted to insert your Windows 95/98/ME CD-ROM Windows will begin copying files for the reinstallation of Communications.

Click the Yes button to restart your computer.

I hope it helps Good Luck!

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Posted by Ezequiel of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 22, 2004