whitebloodcell Newbie Poster

I am trying to install the boost libraries for a project I am working on. I extracted the archive to C:\boost_1_55_0, opened a command window and typed bootstrap.bat mingw as indicated on this site. In response, I receive the error message "\MikTeX was unexpected at this time". The only solution google provided was to remove all double quotes from the PATH variable, but I have done this and still get the error. What could be wrong?