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Old 06-15-2005, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Boot.ini keeps messing up

My laptop has required 2 formats in 3 days : probably another one after this. The reason is, it will cut off randomly, wether it's 10 minutes after a format or 6 hours.

it will then refuse to boot into windows. Luckily, using my spidey sense, I was able to retrieve this message:

invalid boot.ini file
booting from c:\winnt\
ntdetect failed

I have no idea what is persistently putting my boot.ini file wrong.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be causing the problem?

My laptop is a 500mhz P3 processor, and I have been using a wireless network card with it : could this have been causing problems ? Perhaps the card is not 100% compatible since the machine is so old?

Thanks alot for any help

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Old 06-15-2005, 08:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you think the hardware is giving you problem, then take it out and see if the problem persist.
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