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Windows 7: Invalid BOOT.INI file


30 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Invalid BOOT.INI file

Hi,

I've got an old computer that is running Windows XP that I've decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After a bit of trouble, I managed to get through the installation process. At least I think I've got through the installation process - the problem starts soon after the bit where you have to name the computer. Soon after, the computer has to restart, but when it does there are some strange noises from the computer and an error flashes onto the screen for a second:

Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:\windows\

And then the screen just goes black. I had to boot it up using the Windows 7 CD again and I tried going on repair installation. It checked, tried and failed to repair. Under details it said

"A recent driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting".

I haven't added any new hardware during the installation process - all that was connected was the keyboard, USB mouse, monitor and power cable.
I then tried to do a clean install again, but the same thing happened. This is is rather frustrating, any ideas?

Thanks

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30 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You need to clean the HD first.
Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums
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30 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks a lot Theog! Cleaning the hard drive worked like a charm - the computer is now running Windows 7!

Much appreciated.
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30 Jun 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Well done.

You are welcome.
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