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Serious EVE Online WinXP Issue

The EVE Online Forums report one of the editions of the new Trinity update for EVE Online is corrupting user's Windows XP installations. The patch offers three (a trinity) of variants, and those updating to the Premium client from the Classic client may end up with a corrupted "boot.ini." They say they are working on the issue, and in the meantime offer a description of the problem and possible workarounds:

Please do not reboot your computer without reading this information and determining if your system might be affected.

(Note that Windows Vista is not affected)

If you are only using the Classic client or installed the Premium client using the full Premium installer than you are not affected.

If you upgraded from the Classic client to the Premium client, using the content upgrade, then please read on.

Check the root directory of your hard drive and see if you have a boot.ini file, if so then you are not affected. The file is normally hidden so you need to click Tools : Folder Options : View and select "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" to be able to see it.

You can also check for the presence of this file by clicking Start : Control Panel : System : Advanced : Startup and Recovery : Settings (third button down). Windows will alert you if the boot.ini file is missing.

If there is no file then please read the following articles:

Microsoft Articles

        • How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
        • "Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows could not start" error messages when you start your computer

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP "Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows could not start" error messages when you start your computer Contents of a sample boot.ini:

    Quote: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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


More information can also be found here.

We are working on a solution for this and will have more information as soon as it's ready.

*** New Info @ 0800 *** Read this post for an alternative way of replacing boot.ini. - Mindstar

We apologise for this and are working as best we can to find a solution.

Sharkbait Eve Online Development Team

12. the beauty of it is.. Dec 6, 2007, 11:00 shul
.. that no one of the people involved can post here now ...

(I'll be here all day, try the steak!! or something..)

Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
    Date Subject Author
  1. Dec 6, 10:21 No subject nin
  2. Dec 6, 10:21 Whoa Enahs
  7. Dec 6, 10:32  Re: Whoa Rolphus
  8. Dec 6, 10:34   Re: Whoa Slink
  3. Dec 6, 10:24 holy fuck skyguy
  4. Dec 6, 10:29  Re: holy fuck nin
  5. Dec 6, 10:31  Re: holy fuck phorce phed
  6. Dec 6, 10:31 reboot issue? Tumbler
  11. Dec 6, 10:59  Re: reboot issue? kanniballl
  16. Dec 6, 11:54   Re: reboot issue? TorTorden
  9. Dec 6, 10:35 No subject BrutalDeluxe
  10. Dec 6, 10:47 Fixed Now AB
>> 12. Dec 6, 11:00 the beauty of it is.. shul
  13. Dec 6, 11:09 What ? MMORPGHoD
  14. Dec 6, 11:11  Re: What ? nin
  15. Dec 6, 11:18   Re: What ? Lorcin
  17. Dec 6, 11:54 lol Fausticle
  18. Dec 6, 11:58  Re: lol JoeBlack
  19. Dec 6, 11:59  Re: lol TorTorden
  20. Dec 6, 12:21   Re: lol Frijoles
  25. Dec 6, 13:32   Re: lol Ginny
  26. Dec 6, 13:56    Re: lol The Half Elf
  28. Dec 6, 14:14     Re: lol TorTorden
  21. Dec 6, 12:26 No subject manic half
  24. Dec 6, 13:10  Re: No subject Frijoles
  22. Dec 6, 12:32 No subject Retired
  23. Dec 6, 12:54 Startup stuffs Tumbler
  36. Dec 6, 18:41  Re: Startup stuffs DeathMan20
  37. Dec 6, 19:42   Re: Startup stuffs MachineMk2
  38. Dec 7, 04:00    Re: Startup stuffs PHJF
  27. Dec 6, 13:58 Glad I waited kimbambaman
  29. Dec 6, 14:15  Re: Glad I waited Lorcin
  30. Dec 6, 15:39   Re: Glad I waited Cutter
  31. Dec 6, 15:43    Re: Glad I waited Acragas
  32. Dec 6, 16:19    Re: Glad I waited dubfanatic
  33. Dec 6, 17:23     Re: Glad I waited nin
  34. Dec 6, 17:26      Re: Glad I waited The Half Elf
  35. Dec 6, 18:15 not for all windows xp BadIronTree
  39. Dec 7, 21:14 holy ... Kxmode


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