EVE Online users are being told not to reboot their machines if they have installed the “Trinity” update. The update actually removes C:\BOOT.INI from Windows XP machines, making the system unbootable.
EVE Online’s website states:
An issue has been discovered whereby Windows XP and older Windows OS users who have upgraded their EVE clients from Classic Graphics Content to Premium Graphics Content have their boot.ini file deleted. For users facing this issue, we recommend users DO NOT reboot their computers until this issue has been resolved, otherwise a potential reinstall of the operating system may be needed.
On their support forums, they state, “We are working on a solution for this and will have more information as soon as it’s ready,” as well as sending their poor users to an obscure Microsoft support page.. I’m just wondering how all those people who can’t boot their computers are supposed to browse to it.