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How to check System Boot partition and Boot.ini option using a script

Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP

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The following knowledgebase will explain the methods you can use to check System Boot Partition of the Operating System and BOOT.ini option on local and remote computer.

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To check on local computer:

You can use the following methods:

  1. Connecting to Remote Registry Service
  2. Using a script

The first method is easy but includes a lot of efforts. You can navigate to the following location in registry after connecting to remote registry:


The above registry key includes the following values in right pane:

��� systembootdevice���� REG_SZ��������� multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
��� systemstartoptions��� REG_SZ��������� NOEXECUTE=ALWAYSOFF� FASTDETECT

To check on a Remote Computer:

You can use the below script to check the LogPath and Tasks Folder on a remote computer:

@echo off


Echo Computer Name, System Boot Partition, BOOT.INI Options >> Result.csv

SET Sys_Part=
SET Boot_Option=

For /F �Tokens=*� %%a In (%srvlist%) Do (

Set Comp_name=%%a

Set RegQry=�\\%%a\HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control� /v SystemBootDevice
Set RegQry1=�\\%%a\HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control� /v SystemStartOptions

REG.exe Query %RegQry% > CheckCC.txt
REG.exe Query %RegQry1% > CheckCC1.txt

Find /i "SystemBootDevice" < CheckCC.txt > StringCheck.txt

FOR /f �Tokens=3� %%b in (CheckCC.txt) DO SET Sys_Part=%%b

Find /i "SystemStartOptions" < CheckCC1.txt > StringCheck.txt

FOR /f �Tokens=3� %%b in (CheckCC1.txt) DO SET Boot_Option=%%b

Echo %Comp_name, %Sys_Part%, %Boot_Option% >> Result.csv


The above script will check remote computer for two registry entries for System Boot Partition and System Start Options and the results will be saved in a CSV format file.

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Keywords: KB556024, kbhowto, kbpubtypecca, kbpubmvp

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Article Info
Article ID : 556024
Revision : 1
Created on : 9/26/2007
Published on : 9/26/2007
Exists online : False
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