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Feng Schui
Minmatar
Cruor Evertum Dominicus
Posted - 2007.12.06 03:41:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 05:48:25
Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 05:24:31
Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 05:24:11
Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 03:53:24
Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 03:51:47
Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 03:50:12
Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 03:49:08
Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 03:41:49

I need coffee

did this on sisi, and i wasn't 100% sure it was the client update. however, its gone again.

if the boot.ini file is not in the main operating system path (mine is drive c:\), check in: C:\windows\pss there might be a backup copy in there.

if not, here is my boot.ini with explanation:

Originally by: "c:\boot.ini"

[boot loader]
timeout=30 (30 seconds and the system will automatically choose the first OS config)
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS (this is the physical drive for windows)
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Pro Gaming" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /pae /numproc=1
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Pro Graphics Design" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /pae



here is a normal boot.ini file:

Quote:

Create a text document in the root directory.
Rename it boot.ini (Make sure to have extentions turned on)

Put this in the file, and then save it. (make sure its at x:\ (where x:\ is where your operating system, for example: c:\boot.ini)):

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /fastdetect


see here to make a boot.ini file.

Feng Schui
Minmatar
Cruor Evertum Dominicus
Posted - 2007.12.06 03:44:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Feng Schui on 06/12/2007 03:50:35
and yea, i have show all hidden files and folders enabled YARRRR!!

editted the OP because my settings might not be like other peoples.

Virtuoso DeToure
Caldari
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:14:00 - [3]
 

Wow, how did you guys **** that up? Confirming that it happened to me as well.

Arcinod
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:14:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Arcinod on 06/12/2007 04:15:30
confirming

I have windows installed in the D drive, installed Eve Premium Upgrade to the default location (D:/Program Files/CCP) and it deleted my boot.ini file from D:/Windows

running Windows XP SP2

Bra'nn Draythe
Eight-Fold Means Industries
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:15:00 - [5]
 

Had to recreate my boot.ini as well on one PC where there is only one partition. Second PC running Vista with EVE on a separate HDD is fine.

To confirm if your boot.ini file is correct. Right-click on 'My computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery Settings. If it gives you an error, you need to recover it. Assuming you haven't done anything special with your PC, do the following:

Create a text document in the root directory.
Rename it boot.ini (Make sure to have extentions turned on)

Put this in the file:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /fastdetect

You should be okay then.

headseed
Ars ex Discordia
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:20:00 - [6]
 

OH GOD, mines gone as well.Rolling Eyes

TriStar3x
Warped Mining
Strip Mining Club
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:22:00 - [7]
 

/signed

Ford Cruller
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:23:00 - [8]
 

whoever at ccp ****ed this up needs to be fired. seriously. this is inexcusable. i have been affected and i can confirm that it really does delete C:\boot.ini

Robot Commandant
Dynamic Enterprises
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:23:00 - [9]
 

Confirming.

Althair Erin
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:25:00 - [10]
 

Sad This was pretty scary. It deleted mine as well.

Garregus
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:26:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Garregus on 06/12/2007 04:27:41
Edited by: Garregus on 06/12/2007 04:27:04
To fix:

Open notepad.

copy in:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

with whatever os you have.

go to "save as" and make sure you change it to all files (otherwise you end up with boot.ini.txt) and save as c:\boot.ini.

go to start->run->cmd

enter "attrib +s +h +a boot.ini" when at the c:\ prompt


to verify, go to start->run->msconfig and there should be a tab for boot.ini

its also really hard not to be a little angry that THE BIGGEST EXPANSION EVER will make systems unbootable...... time to fire a QC tester!

Kitty Schrodinger
Carribean Thai Fusion
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:26:00 - [12]
 

Does this affect users running a single partition with Windows Vista? I'm assuming not, but I'd like to be certain.

Mhaerdirne Solveig
Minmatar
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:27:00 - [13]
 

jesus christ, what the hell is going on here, it sure did delete mine as well

swinghammer
Black Omega Security
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:27:00 - [14]
 

Thank you for posting this. It helped a lot of people out I think. Following the advice of that Microsoft article definitely helped.

I have no idea why anyone would name a file boot.ini since the client doesn't boot so it's a totally broken metaphor in the first place. Also it's a Windows convention to have a file called boot.ini thus causing immediate confusion and the possibility of an error in the first place.

Virtuoso DeToure
Caldari
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:28:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Kitty Schrodinger
Does this affect users running a single partition with Windows Vista? I'm assuming not, but I'd like to be certain.


Vista is unaffected.

Martin VanBuren
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:30:00 - [16]
 

This would be hilarious if I wasn't so scared my computer will be dead tomorrow morning.

mydingaling
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:33:00 - [17]
 

nice work CCP, first class **** up..


Didn't want that boot file anyway. Rolling Eyes

Malach Hamavet
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:35:00 - [18]
 

Yeah, I noticed this earliet today aswell, made a topic abou tit, but I think it went unnoticed due all the "Ooo, shiny" topic about.

You don't have anything to worry about if your windows installation is in the default directory, because windows will just use the default. The problem is for anyone who is using a non-standard boot. Pretty much anyone who does that should know how to fix it themselves, and most people won't have anything to worry about, but ya still gotta wonder what the hell they did to make the updated delete boot.ini

Feng Schui
Minmatar
Cruor Evertum Dominicus
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:37:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Malach Hamavet
Yeah, I noticed this earliet today aswell, made a topic abou tit, but I think it went unnoticed due all the "Ooo, shiny" topic about.

You don't have anything to worry about if your windows installation is in the default directory, because windows will just use the default. The problem is for anyone who is using a non-standard boot. Pretty much anyone who does that should know how to fix it themselves, and most people won't have anything to worry about, but ya still gotta wonder what the hell they did to make the updated delete boot.ini


it got locked by a mod, so i made this here Evil or Very Mad

Catamorphism
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:39:00 - [20]
 

Easier way to fix:
right click MY COMPUTER
click PROPERTIES
click ADVANCED tab
under STARTUP AND RECOVERY OPTIONS click SETTINGS

if you are missing your boot.ini, it will pop up a dialog box complaining about a missing c:\boot.ini, if it doesn't you are fine, otherwise click OK

click EDIT and allow it to create a new boot.ini
and COPY AND PASTE this:

Quote:

[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect



This will work for 99% of systems out there.

Goddance
Outpost Alcohol and Tobacco
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:39:00 - [21]
 

Had to remake mine as well Evil or Very Mad

Cilvius Sanctus
Gallente
The Order of Chivalry
Nex Eternus
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:42:00 - [22]
 

Confirming that this happened to me as well.

CCP?

Martin VanBuren
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:46:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Malach Hamavet
Yeah, I noticed this earliet today aswell, made a topic abou tit, but I think it went unnoticed due all the "Ooo, shiny" topic about.

You don't have anything to worry about if your windows installation is in the default directory, because windows will just use the default. The problem is for anyone who is using a non-standard boot. Pretty much anyone who does that should know how to fix it themselves, and most people won't have anything to worry about, but ya still gotta wonder what the hell they did to make the updated delete boot.ini


They forgot to specify that the boot.ini that needed to be deleted was the one in the ccp folder, rather than the default C: :V

Talis'har
Eternal Perseverance
B A N E
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:52:00 - [24]
 

happened to me as well, I can't imagine the hell people who don't know much about computers are going through because of this. This happened to people on sisi and was reported? If so that's pretty messed up that this patch went live.

Confirming that EVE was on my C drive when Windows was installed on an E drive.

Shamis Orzoz
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:53:00 - [25]
 

epic fail

Kiochi YoYuu
Amarr
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:55:00 - [26]
 

...without repeating anything about non-standard boot.ini configurations -like Windows on a second partiton or HD-,
just make sure you check your recreated .ini prior to rebooting using the afore mentioned MSCONFIG.
Yep - these are the flaws that can really upset customers. Now hotline staff has to learn about MS recovery consoles and repair installation options as well Laughing

Cacophonny
Posted - 2007.12.06 04:59:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Feng Schui


it got locked by a mod, so i made this here Evil or Very Mad


CCP locked the first thread!? This is really, really, really inexcusable. If it wasn't enough to **** up this badly, to lock a thread about it to try and conceal is terrible.

Ishakaril
Amarr
Skeleton Crew Ltd.
Posted - 2007.12.06 05:00:00 - [28]
 

Make sure you uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)"-option, not just the "Hidden files and folders"-option.

I think a lot (all?) of you will see it there nice and safe...

Feng Schui
Minmatar
Cruor Evertum Dominicus
Posted - 2007.12.06 05:04:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Ishakaril
Make sure you uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)"-option, not just the "Hidden files and folders"-option.

I think a lot (all?) of you will see it there nice and safe...


i would need to check that (can't now Neutral), however, the "new" boot ini file showed up fine w/o this unchecked.

i was also was getting an error with the startup / recovery from my computer properties.

and before i noticed it was gone, when i rebooted, i got an error message that stated:

Originally by: DOS Error

Boot.ini not found.
Booting from C:\Windows


so.. i'm pretty sure, with 100% certainity, that the boot.ini is being deleted.

mydingaling
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2007.12.06 05:05:00 - [30]
 

ccp need a patch the patch so they can get on with the first patch..

Very Happy


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