I am wondering why I cannot find the boot.ini file in Windows XP. I am working on a friend's computer and it wouldn't boot due a weird boot manager that was on there. I went into the Recovery Console and reinstalled a new MBR...now it boots. I then ran the command bootcfg /rebuild and that worked. However, now it has two entries when starting up XP for the same partition...there is only one partition on the drive. Normally, I would just delete the boot.ini file then rerun the bootcfg command in recovery console to have one selection. When I go into Windows and run a search for boot.ini...it's not there! There was only a boot.ini.backup file, which I deleted. Now I have three entries in the boot manager when Windows starts. Where is it getting the info for three entries, if I cannot find the boot.ini file?
-ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 / Intel Core i5-2500K
-XFX Radeon HD 7970 3072MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0
-Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 PSU / Corsair 600T case
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB / Hitachi Deskstar 750GB