The boot.ini file is the file that the OS looks at to determine where the files are to boot the OS. It is in the root of the C drive.
You should make sure the VIEW is set in Folder Options to see all of the operating and system files so that you can see the boot.ini file.
Press F8 to access Advanced boot options:
- Safe Mode
- Safe Mode with Networking
- VGA Mode
It creates an Automated System Recovery Disk. This allows you to recover from a hard disk system crash. You should create an ASR as soon as you have a system created, especially if you have a complicated configuration.
- Click START/ALL PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/SYSTEM TOOLS/BACKUP/ADVANCED MODE/Automated System Recovery Wizard/click NEXT.
- Create on floppy or USB external drive.
If you need to recover, insert the windows CD and the ASR recovery disk at the same time so they can talk to each other.