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You may encounter one of the following symptoms with Windows:
There is a Winboot.ini file in the root folder of the boot drive that contains "BootGUI=0" in the [Options] section.
If the Winboot.ini file exists, it is processed instead of the Msdos.sys file. The Winboot.ini file is created by Windows Setup to ensure restartability or to display a warning when there is an operation that needs to be manually restarted. When the operation is complete, the Winboot.ini file is normally deleted, and the Io.sys configuration settings are read from Msdos.sys.
NOTE: The Winboot.ini file is a hidden file.
If your computer boots to a command prompt only and no error messages are displayed, you can safely delete the Winboot.ini file and restart your computer.
To delete the Winboot.ini file, follow these steps:
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