Invalid Boot Ini File.


When booting up I always receive this message:

Invalid Boot INI File

Booting from C:\WINDOWS

and now I am noticing that I can not use my Print Artist program. I receive this message when trying to access it:

WOWEXEC caused a General Protection Fault in module MMSYSTEM.DLL at 000A:0032

Choose close. WOWEXEC will close.

I tried reinstalling Print Artist but I get the same message as when I try to access it.

Im not sure if these two errors are related or two seperate problems


This question was answered on December 17, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If the Boot.ini file is missing, corrupt, or contains invalid entries, you will experience this problem.

To fix this problem:

01 Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM.

02 Restart your computer.

03 When prompted to Press any key to boot from CD, press the Space bar.

04 At the Welcome to Setup message, press R to start the Recovery Console.

05 If you multi-boot this computer, select the installation of Windows XP that failed to start.

06 When prompted, type the administrator password and press Enter.

07 When the command prompt opens, type bootcfg /list and press Enter to display the entries in the boot.ini file.

08 Type bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter to scan your hard drives for Windows NT-based installations Follow the on-screen instructions to add installations to the boot.ini file Example:

Total Identified Windows Installs: 1

[1] C:\Windows

Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)

At the (Yes/No/All) prompt, respond with Y.

09 When a you receive a message similar to Enter Load Identifier, type the boot menu description and press Enter.

10 When prompted to Enter OS Load options, type /fastdetect and press Enter.

11 Type Exit to restart your computer normally.

Jorge Torres

Katharine Gibbs School

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 17, 2003