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Should I have 2 system.ini files ?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by steamwiz, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. steamwiz

    steamwiz Thread Starter

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    I have 2 system.ini files at the following locations :-

    This one should be here :-

    C:\windows

    This reflects all changes and tweaks etc made since a re-install of win98 a little over a year ago

    the other in

    C:\DRIVERS\SYSTEM

    Appears to be a copy of the original file as it was when it was installed

    I don't know how it got there unless windows put it there during a re-install

    Does anyone else have one in this location ? and will it do any harm to just leave it there ?

    steam
     
  2. jm100dm

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    I believe that you said that it has been there and if you are not having any problems them you probably won't. I see no reason to keep it but suggest you wait till one of the techs respond. I also have two. The second is in D:windows and probably don't need it either.

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  3. steamwiz

    steamwiz Thread Starter

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    Hi jm100dm

    I suppose it doesn't hurt to have a backup of the original in case your present one becomes corrupt - it was the location of it that puzzles me, as I didn't put it there

    Thanks for replying

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  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Steam, the active one is the one in c:\windows

    As for the other one, it must have been created by the PB install routine as there is in fact no 'normal' c:\drivers folder. That would have to be created independently of the usual Windows install process. Although it may have been placed there as some kind of backup, if you ever really do need to replace your system.ini file in Win98, just restore a previous registry, or extract the file out of one of the rb.....cab files in c:\windows\sysbckup.

    The msconfig utility can also be used to make a backup of the files win.ini, system.ini, config.sys and autoexec.bat. When the backup is made, they are saved with .pss extensions in c:\windows and are all restored automatically when clicking the "restore backups" tab in msconfig
     
  5. steamwiz

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    Thanks Rog

    So it appears to be a PB specific thing - and not a problem

    mystery solved

    thanks again

    steam
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    No problem :)
     
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