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#1 SpaceShipOne

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:30 PM

I have an older computer that I have been using as a digital picture frame. One day when I tried to start it up, it only went as far as the Windows XP splash screen, where you would normally see the login icons, except that there are no icons. As I only have one user on this computer, it would normally login automatically, but now it just sits at the login screen doing nothing. Could this be an issue with the boot.ini file that got randomly corrupted? The CD drive has long since failed to work, so I am not sure how I would go about repairing the boot file if it is indeed causing the problem.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:00 PM

If it was a boot.ini problem, I would believe it would just remain a black screen or a continuous loop
You're getting as far as the logon screen
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294427

t is extremely annoying to get stuck at the welcome screen of windows Xp. One of our readers submitted such problem, that Windows Xp hangs at welcome screen. This happens mainly due to some problem with one of the system files of windows Xp. The file is MUP.sys.

What is MUP.sys?

The process Multiple UNC(Uniform Naming Convention) Provider driver belongs to the software Microsoft® Windows® Operating System by Microsoft Corporation. This is Microsoft system file which is needed at the time of startup.



Why computer hangs at welcome screen?

When there is something wrong with the MUP.sys the computer hangs at welcome screen. Which maybe due to a hardware problem or a driver problem or may also be due to a virus has corrupted MUP.sys .

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:16 PM

I see, that makes sense, because I have this computer automatically hibernate at a set time. Ill try the microsoft fix and see if that works. How would I fix the MUP system file if it doesn't?
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:47 PM

I tried following the Microsoft explanation, but it didn't work. I don't even know if I can restart my computer with the F8 key. I can also move the mouse and everything, so it doesn't exactly fit the description. I didn't get the error message the help topic mentioned. I think this has happened in the past, but I always assumed it wast data corruption and reinstalled the OS. I have no idea as to what it really is.

I might add that to get out of the problem, I have been forcing the computer to shut down by holding down the power button. I'm not sure if that will actually shut it down, or if its still accessing the same corrupted memory from hibernate.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:54 PM

Another thing to consider is a corrupt video driver plays havoc with hibernate/standby
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:29 PM

But then wouldn't my screen be messed up? Right now it looks normal.
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