Originally Posted by Fishie36
Yes I know my boot.ini is fine right now but will it be after the format? lol
Most likely not.
If "Boot.ini" resides on drive C: and you format it then you'll lose the file.
"Boot.ini" is one of the very first files that come into play when Windows XP is started. It contains the location of Windows XP.
During the startup process, functions from the Windows XP file named "Ntldr" are in charge of getting the proper operating system loaded and "Ntldr" looks at "Boot.ini" to find out where the operating systems are located and whether a boot menu should be displayed or not.