LKBEN10864: Howto change your boot.ini on a windows system before vista


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You need to change your boot.ini file on windows so your the booting can be changed.

Cause

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Solution

You can see your boot.ini in c:\ with the attrib command.

C:\>attrib boot.ini
A  SHR     C:\boot.ini

This file is hidden and read only. To change this you can use

attrib -s -r -h boot.ini

Now you can open the boot.ini file with notepad, change it and save it again.

After the change we have to set back all the options for the operating system.

attrib +s +r +h boot.ini



About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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