The older Windows operating systems like Windows XP, 2000, 2003 contains their boot initialization settings in the boot.ini file on the system's hard drive. It tells your computer how to launch the Windows operating system when the computer is in the process of booting up. Although later editions of Windows discarded this file, it is essential for those who are using the previous Windows system to know how to fix invalid boot.ini if disaster happens.
When your copy of boot.ini becomes damaged, corrupted or is deleted, your computer won't be able to boot. During boot, you with bad boot.ini will receive the message "Invalid boot.ini."
Fortunately, boot.ini is easy to restore. Here we provided two different methods to fix boot.ini missing error as the following. Here we take Windows XP for example.
Start the computer from the Windows XP CD, start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file. To do this, follow these steps:
Fix Genius provides an easy solution for each level of computer users including those with few computer skills to fix invalid Boot.ini, fix missing Boot.ini, as well as other Windows booting issues, repair crashed system, rescue lost data, and do much more.
Let's try this software together to see how easily it is, and the entire process should only take a few minutes from beginning to end.
You need to use another workable PC to walk through this step. Connect a writable storage media, like CD, DVD, USB flash drive, onto your computer. Launch this computer, click "Burn"to burn a bootable disk.
For this step, you need to turn to the computer on which invalid Boot.ini occurs. Since this software use Win PE technology, you need to set your BIOS to boot your computer from CD. After settings, press F10 to save the changes. Your computer will restart automatically and login into the system which is burned on the bootable CD.
After a while, you will load to the system. On the desktop, there is an icon of "Fix Genius". Launch it by double clicking it and you will enter the main interface. Choose "Windows Rescue". It provides a full range of all crash solutions: Select "Crash before Loading Bar". Try the tools provided under this solution one by one. Invalid Boot.ini has been fixed and Windows XP should start normally.