Boot.ini

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  1. jthom

    jthom Registered Member

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    I made an image and tried to restore it on anothe drive of different size and it said it was corruptable but after googleing I found out that you need to edit the boot.ini file how do you do this.

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  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello jthom,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    If you want to edit your boot.ini please use Windows CD-ROM:

    1. Use the Windows CD-ROM to start your computer.
    2. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
    3. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
    4. Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
    5. When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed:

    Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
    [Type Y in response to this message.]

    Enter Load Identifier:
    [This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition, etc.]

    Enter OS Load options:
    [Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER].
    After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally.

    After Windows has successfully loaded, the Boot.ini can be modified to remove the incorrect entry.

    Did you restore an image of the whole disk or a separate partition? Does your computer boot normally or are there any errors on booting?

    If you have errors on booting please provide us with an exact error messages you get.

    Thank you.
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    Oleg Shegay
     
  3. jthom

    jthom Registered Member

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    I made an whole disk image of a partitioned hard drive windows 98 machine. Will this make a difference.

    Jay
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello jthom,

    Could you please do the following:

    - Download Acronis Report utility;
    - Run Acronis Report utility and select the "Create bootable floppy" option;
    - Insert a blank floppy disk in the floppy drive and proceed with creating the bootable diskette;
    - Boot the computer under consideration from this diskette and wait for report creation process to complete;
    - Send the report.txt file from the floppy disk to support@acronis.com along with the link to this thread.

    We will provide you with instructions on how to edit your boot.ini file.

    Thank you,
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    Oleg Shegay
     
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