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Need to change .ini

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by NoChance, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. NoChance

    NoChance Thread Starter

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    So this is the story all about how my computer got its operating system flipped upside down.

    Yesterday, I got a virus called iexplore.exe and it was stopping me from running any anti-spyware programs, so I tried to reboot in safe mode. When I selected safe mode on restarting however my computer would.... restart?? So I started back up normally and(this is the stupid part) changed my .ini file to reboot into safe mode, DOH! Now when I start up my computer it blue screens when it tries to load windows. So I get out my windows xp cd and do a repair, it works yay! When it tries to complete setup however it can't, BECAUSE IT'S IN SAFE MODE, NNNNOOOOO.

    So, my question is, is there a way to edit the .ini without actually loading into windows??? And if not will I lose all my files and programs if I reinstall?
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    When in Safe Mode, go Start>Run and type msconfig into the box. Click on the Boot.ini tab and if there's a tick in /SAFEBOOT, remove it click Apply and OK your way out. After the restart - hopefully into Normal Mode, tick "Don't show this message again" and hit Enter.

     
  3. NoChance

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    No, I can not start windows in safe mode, which is the only option available because the .ini change, because the setup won't continue in safe mode and restarts my computer. So, I need to change the ini without entering windows if that's possible.
     
  4. NoChance

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    Like could I set up another partition of xp and then edit the ini for the other partition with that version....
     
  5. Squashman

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    Boot into the recovery console.
     
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