07-24-2012 10:30 PM
I'm not the type to unnecessarily run applications, but the most recent Norton monthly newsletter suggested downloading Norton Power Eraser. After running NPE I received the following message at restart:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file."
When I try to use the Windows Recovery Console I receive the following message:
INF file txtsetup.sif is Corrupt or Missing, Status 14
The PC is a HP M7277C with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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07-24-2012 11:47 PM
OK, the problem is the Boot.ini, trying to remember where the backup copy is.
If you have Safe Modde with Networking then you will be able to have the internet.
07-25-2012 12:01 AM
Set to 'Show hidden Files and Folders' in Control Panel => Folder Options => View
Then go to this folder
Look for a file named boot.ini.backup or boot.ini.bak in the pss folder
Copy it to C:\ and Rename it to remove the .backup extension leaving just boot.ini
If the backup file doesn't exist, follow the instructions in this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article:
07-25-2012 12:37 AM
Thanks so much. I found backup copies of BOOT.INI in the root directory as well as Windows\pss and the more recent one worked perfectly.
I was going to blame NPE for the corruption, but it appears to have been a fluke. Or was it?
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