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November 28, 2004 1:01:03 PM

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Had a virus & trojan horse infection... seems to be cleared up now after much
gyration. At one point I started a reinstall of XP Pro, now boot up wants to
continue this 9aborted) install. How do I get system back to a "normal" boot
to XP pro?
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 4:09:00 PM

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Hi Rick,

You can edit the boot.ini file to get rid of the reference to the aborted
setup.

Currently, the file probably looks something like this:

[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"


to get rid of the "WIN XP Setup" boot menu option, delete the line:
C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"
Now you'll have to get rid of the C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT as default
choice in boot menu and change it to:
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect

You can alter the time values (i.e., timeout= ) to be the length of time in
seconds that you want the boot menu displayed.

When you're done editing the file, go to File>Save and File>Exit



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0757421D-E3FF-4BD1-A5A5-3FA5483C4A4F@microsoft.com...
> Had a virus & trojan horse infection... seems to be cleared up now after
much
> gyration. At one point I started a reinstall of XP Pro, now boot up wants
to
> continue this 9aborted) install. How do I get system back to a "normal"
boot
> to XP pro?
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 9:05:38 PM

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Hi

Could you please post the contents of the boot.ini file?

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0757421D-E3FF-4BD1-A5A5-3FA5483C4A4F@microsoft.com...
> Had a virus & trojan horse infection... seems to be cleared up now after
> much
> gyration. At one point I started a reinstall of XP Pro, now boot up wants
> to
> continue this 9aborted) install. How do I get system back to a "normal"
> boot
> to XP pro?
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November 28, 2004 9:05:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Just searched all hidden & system folders... no "boot.ini" found...where do I
look?

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Could you please post the contents of the boot.ini file?
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0757421D-E3FF-4BD1-A5A5-3FA5483C4A4F@microsoft.com...
> > Had a virus & trojan horse infection... seems to be cleared up now after
> > much
> > gyration. At one point I started a reinstall of XP Pro, now boot up wants
> > to
> > continue this 9aborted) install. How do I get system back to a "normal"
> > boot
> > to XP pro?
>
>
>
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 9:05:40 PM

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In the root of the system partition (usually C:\)

Explorer|Tools|Folder Options|View, then radio button for "Show hidden files
and folders" *and* also uncheck the box for "Hide protected operating system
files".

Patti's reply is correct.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Rick" wrote:
| Just searched all hidden & system folders... no "boot.ini" found...where
do I
| look?
|
| "Will Denny" wrote:
|
| > Hi
| >
| > Could you please post the contents of the boot.ini file?
| >
| > --
| >
| > Will Denny
| > MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
| > Please reply to the News Groups
| >
| >
| > "Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:0757421D-E3FF-4BD1-A5A5-3FA5483C4A4F@microsoft.com...
| > > Had a virus & trojan horse infection... seems to be cleared up now
after
| > > much
| > > gyration. At one point I started a reinstall of XP Pro, now boot up
wants
| > > to
| > > continue this 9aborted) install. How do I get system back to a
"normal"
| > > boot
| > > to XP pro?
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 9:45:48 PM

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Hi

The boot.ini file is in the system folder of you system. It is needed to
boot your system, so it must be there. From a command prompt type

cd\
dir boot.ini /a/s

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD7396A0-B3C7-4C2F-8D4F-6F029624EAE5@microsoft.com...
> Just searched all hidden & system folders... no "boot.ini" found...where
> do I
> look?
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Could you please post the contents of the boot.ini file?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0757421D-E3FF-4BD1-A5A5-3FA5483C4A4F@microsoft.com...
>> > Had a virus & trojan horse infection... seems to be cleared up now
>> > after
>> > much
>> > gyration. At one point I started a reinstall of XP Pro, now boot up
>> > wants
>> > to
>> > continue this 9aborted) install. How do I get system back to a
>> > "normal"
>> > boot
>> > to XP pro?
>>
>>
>>
!